Comments on Laura D'Olimpio "Caring about Climate Change: Global Citizens and Moral Decision Making", 16/07/2015
You are indeed idealistic and perhaps too idealistic, in a real world of self interests centered with the global externality and many free riders in the climate change context. As a result, what you argued does not easily apply in the real world and countries need to come together and really negotiate agreements that specify the obligations of many countries with the possible exception of small, low income developing countries.
In such negotiations, nearly all countries have some degrees of self interests, even though ethics exists.
As a result, discussions of climate change policies domestically and internationally must conducted in the real world context.