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The Sobering Existence of Third World Countries

Posted by middlerage on December 15, 2012

A Facebook friend alerted me to this article in a journal on human rights: In The Twilight Zone

The article concerns UN discussions about international treaty to combat global warming, and how low-lying, under-developed countries are on the front lines of disastrous climate change. This section popped out at me, and aptly illustrates the concept of an uneven playing field:

[…] during the very first UN climate talks I covered, in Bali in 2007, I stumbled onto two representatives from Bangladesh crying on the steps outside the conference centre. They were distraught that they were unable to keep up with counterarguments from developed countries’ impressive legal armoury.

Heart breaking. File under Sea Level Rising.


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