Source – futurism.com
– ‘…Perversely, the richest, who have the greatest capacity to adapt and are responsible for and have benefitted from the vast majority of greenhouse gas emissions, will be the best placed to cope with climate change,” U.N. poverty and human rights official Philip Alston wrote in the report, “while the poorest, who have contributed the least to emissions and have the least capacity to react, will be the most harmed”
“Climate Apartheid” Is Imminent. Only the Rich Will Survive – By Dan Robitzski
A UN report predicts the global poor won’t be able to escape the worst of the climate crisis.
If our global climate change catastrophe continues unchecked, vast swaths of the world will likely become harsher and far less hospitable for humanity.
When that happens, an even greater rift will appear between the global haves and have-nots, as many people will be left without the means to escape the worst effects of the climate crisis, according to a new report published Tuesday by the U.N.’s Human Rights Council that describes an impending “climate apartheid.”
While the rich hire private firefighters or move to more expensive habitable areas, the report predicts that 120 million people will be pushed into poverty by 2030 by climate change. Many more will die.
The report describes how the poorest 3.5 billion people in the world are responsible for ten percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, while the richest ten percent of the global population is responsible for half.
“Perversely, the richest, who have the greatest capacity to adapt and are responsible for and have benefitted from the vast majority of greenhouse gas emissions, will be the best placed to cope with climate change,” U.N. poverty and human rights official Philip Alston wrote in the report, “while the poorest, who have contributed the least to emissions and have the least capacity to react, will be the most harmed”
Pay To Win
In the report, Alston writes how the wealthy’s access to lifesaving resources has caused humanity to adapt to the climate crisis in the wrong direction — instead of acting to prevent or reverse the worst of climate change, the rich can afford to personally avoid the problem.
Doomsday Report Author: Earth’s Leaders Have Failed- By Dan Robitzski
Earlier this month, researchers from Australia’s Breakthrough National Centre for Climate Restoration published research containing a dire warning: reverse climate change or face the end of human civilization as we know it.
Now, in an interview with GQ, researcher David Spratt specifically calls out political and economic leaders for turning a blind eye to the ongoing crises of global climate change, for refusing to act and maybe nip the problem in the bud. Spratt commends activists, but said that they alone can’t save the world unless change happens higher up.
“I think the community is organizing and doing its best, but its leaders are failing them, almost absolutely,” he said.
In the interview, researcher David Spratt argues that we are well on our way toward a future where total societal collapse is followed by widespread war and famine, thanks to global leadership failing to address the problem.
“I think you have to go back to the political and business elite, who have an opportunity to lead on these issues, because those are the voices that are predominantly reflected in the media,” Spratt told GQ. “That’s the way it works. And they have chosen to turn a blind eye to this. They have chosen not to exercise leadership on this.”