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Call on the US to pay their climate debt

by PhilLee — last modified Dec 11, 2009 03:16 PM
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Todd Stern, the US Special Envoy for Climate Change doesn't think rich nations owe a climate debt.

 

Speaking at a press conference about the USA's role in creating climate change he said:

"The sense of guilt or culpability or reparations, I just categorically reject that."

Instead he wants the poorest subsistence farmer in Africa to have the same responsibility for tackling climate change as an American with a
private jet.

With President Obama, the US has a unique opportunity to take the lead on tackling climate change. But Stern is threatening Obama's chances.

Call on Todd Stern to think again


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