The Global Poor vs. the 10%: How Climate Inequality Hurts the Most Vulnerable and Least Responsible


Democracy Now!
Published on Dec 2, 2015

Democracy Now! is your independent media. You count on us to dig deeper and connect the dots between the issues you’ve cared about for years and the news headlines each day. We urgently need your help to bring you the news you’ve come to depend on every day. Please donate today: http://owl.li/VBVgh A new report by Oxfam has found the richest 10 percent of the world’s population produce half of the Earth’s climate-harming fossil fuel emissions. The poorest half – about 3.5 billion people – are responsible for only around 10 percent of total greenhouse gas emissions. Oxfam’s report is titled “Extreme Carbon Inequality: Why the Paris climate deal must put the poorest, lowest emitting and most vulnerable people first.” We speak with the report’s author Tim Gore, head of policy for Oxfam International on food, land rights and climate change.

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