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Melting glaciers have implications for future flows of fresh water, and thus affect many different biotic communities in diverse territories and climates. Interconnection and overlapping interests are as important to consider as discrete needs, rights and concepts of justice. 4: Measuring harm • • • • Form of harm – for example, immediate and direct impact, indirect and diffuse Seriousness of harm – for example, injury, fatality Wider effects of harm – for example, spatial (local or transboundary), temporal (short or long term) Characteristics of harm – for example, cumulative effects, specific incidents 35 Environmental harm The value of human, eco-system and nonhuman species is reflected in how and why we measure harm.
How to interpret, respond to and prevent such events is part of the mandate of those social scientists with an interest in analysing existing and future threats to environmental wellbeing. Certainly matters of time, space and scale are relevant. Risks and harms may be direct or indirect, and their consequences may be felt in the immediate or in the long-term. Harm may be specific to local areas (such as threats to certain species, like coral in the Great Barrier Reef) yet manifest as part of a general global pattern (such as being an effect of widescale temperature changes affecting coral everywhere).
Differences of opinion occur over the principles governing those proposed distributions (for example, need, desert, entitlement). Such principles are relevant to both human and nonhuman, particularly in the context of extending the notion of rights to environments and particular animals. • Recognition refers to the equal dignity accorded to all, as well as the politics of difference where everyone is recognised for their particular distinctiveness. It is observed that ‘A lack of recognition in the social and political realms demonstrated by various forms of insults, degradation and devaluation at both the individual and cultural level inflicts damage to oppressed individuals and communities in the political and cultural realms’ (Schlosberg, 2007: 14).