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Robin Hood in Reverse: Climate Change Takes from Poor, Gives to Rich


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#2

Climate change. global warming, axis shift, call it what ever you want but know this: the earth has been through 5 extinctions that we know of and we are in the 6th. Humans was not the cause of the other five and I find it vanity to suggest we are the SOLE cause of the 6th. Something is going on with the magnetic shield of the planet.


#3

Climate Change aside, the rich/powerful nations have always exploited "poor" nations and stolen their natural resources - what they didn't steal they polluted.
Take the Niger Delta stripped and polluted by Royal Dutch Shell, that also was complicit to the assassination of internationally respected Ken Saro-Wiwa, local Ogoni activist. The list of such thefts and murders is very long and continues to this day!

From factory trawlers illegally fishing their waters, dumping toxic/radioactive waste, massive oil spills, illegal logging, gold mining pollution....on and on and on.......

Two semi-related pieces of great interest to me, I hope they are to you as well..

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2016/2/23/presumed-dead-wild-atlantic-salmon-return-to-connecticut-river.html


#4

Any advantage is temporary and just how temporary humanity is experiencing. If Guy McPherson is right, it will be game over in less than 20 years.


#5

All externalized costs of production in so-called "free markets" especially the environmental ones, get paid by the poor. It wouldn't be capitalism without it.


#6

????

Ever heard of this thing called "science"?


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This is an example of a person who was educated in the absence of science education and critical thinking.


#10

This is different. Just imagine what would be happening if the reverse were occurring.


#11

Yeah, except for his is time scale is...self admittedly probably wrong.


#12

Real costs are externalized and not reflected in the present cost of goods.


#13

Well...one thing Sarah Palin was right about is... How's that hopey/feely thing work'in out for ya?