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Developing Nations Want Compensation for Climate Change From Wealthy Countries

Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, climate change, protection )

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Developing nations are propositioning a radical plan to seek climate change compensation from wealthier developed nations to help them cope with droughts and rising sea levels.

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penny C (83)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 8:07 am

Tamara Hayes (185)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 10:26 am
Noted. I can see where they are coming from but America needs to take care of her own house first. We have way to much that needs fixing right here at home.

Janice P (5)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 1:55 pm

Robert O (12)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 2:09 pm
Thank you.

pam w (139)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 2:19 pm
Kit's right.....this makes about as much sense as trying to extort "reparations" for slavery from caucasians today. Everyone wants something.

Frankly, I want "reparations" for all the years my sisters & I spent living without civil rights! :-)

greenplanet e (155)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 3:52 pm
Fair enough. "Developed" nations and their emissions and pollution have caused/are causing a lot of problems for the "developing" world. The lifestyles of the "developed" nations have been extravagant in emissions and pollution.

greenplanet e (155)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 3:53 pm
At the least, "developed" nations should cut their greenshouse emissions and pollution and exploitation of poorer countries for their resources, so that the poorer, more vulnerable countries should not have to suffer so much from climate change.

Ela V (85)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 11:43 pm
i believe emerging economies are a big source of pollution as well

Sam E M (0)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 6:03 am
Developing countries are not innocent of polluting the Earth either, so why do they think Western countries should take all the responsibility? This seems like just another case of any excuse to ask for money.
We already do so much to try and help countries with populations suffering from hunger, sickness, and all sorts of natural catastrophes such as drought, Earth quakes and tsunamis.
Many Western countries have been confronted with various crises of their own these last years, and yet we still reach out a helping hand whenever we can. It would be nice to feel appreciated rather than to hear the voice of greed expecting us to pay yet more and ever more.

Theodore Shayne (56)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 3:58 pm
2/3rds of the global population live in SE Asia, China, India and Africa. They cook with unregulated fossil fuels; drive fossil fuel vehicles with no emission controls; operate factories with no environmental controls and pollute to their hearts content. Why should we compensate them? Let the multi corporations who used the IMF to bankrupt them of their resources and kept them in this condition compensate them. Why should it always fall to us the taxpayers?

greenplanet e (155)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 4:17 pm
Historically over the last 3 centuries developed nations have caused more emissions that developing ones. Sadly developing nations are now also causing pollution, but they have a point that developed nations need to clean up their own act before preaching to others (and continuing to do nothing to mitigate the problems).

Carol H (229)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 4:34 am
noted, thanks Cher
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