Monday, 7 December 2015

COP21: Richest 10 per cent ‘produce half the world’s CO2 emissions’

Oxfam report comes as 150 world leaders descend on Paris for the first day of a two-week UN climate change summit; Tom Bawden Environment Editor; @BawdenTom; Wednesday 2 December 2015

The enormity of climate-change inequality has been laid bare by new research showing that the richest 1 per cent of the world’s population produces 175 times as much CO2 per person as the bottom 10 per cent.'

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/cop21-richest-10-per-cent-produce-half-the-world-s-co2-emissions-a6756511.html

The Independent(UK), 2.12.15.

Paris UN climate conference 2015: Rich nations' fossil fuel subsidies 'exceed climate aid 40 to 1'

Thought provoking read: Sydney Morning Herald; December 4, 2015; Chris Arsenault, Reuters

http://www.smh.com.au/environment/un-climate-conference/paris-un-climate-conference-2015-rich-nations-fossil-fuel-subsidies-exceed-climate-aid-40-to-1-20151203-glf4zi

Friday, 11 July 2014

The best of capitalism is over...

The best of capitalism is over for rich countries – and for the poor ones it will be over by 2060
Populations with access to technology and a sense of their human rights will not accept inequality

Paul Mason: The Guardian, Tuesday 8 July 2014 05.00 AEST: Read the article here: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/07/capitalism-rich-poor-2060-populations-technology-human-rights-inequality

Thought-provoking and worrying...