Climate inequity

This paper reviews the disproportionate role of wealthy nations in contributing global GHG emissions, contrasted with the role of poorer nations and people. It finds extreme inequity in terms of who contributes to climate change and who benefits from GHG-intensive development patterns. The paper links the eradication of the Indigenous commons in the U.S., and the capture of agriculture and farming by agribusiness, to the same market-based philosophy underlying the industrial world's approach to climate change. The paper concludes that long-lasting solutions to climate change must inherently be equitable in order to be sustainable.

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