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Adrian Treves, Francisco J. Santiago-Ávila, and William S. Lynn, Just preservation

Abstract

Neither human young today nor future human generations nor non-human species have a voice in protecting the biosphere. Treves et al. propose courts and trustees for defending their interests. I describe an analogy with attempts to represent the interests of children and comatose patients in medicine.

Author Biography

Rainer Spiegel is a specialist in internal medicine with additional training in emergency medicine, anesthesiology and intensive care medicine. He has experienced many situations where a patient was in a coma, thus unable to speak, and the challenge was to find out what was in the patient’s best interest. Website

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