George Monbiot: The rich can relax. We just need the poor world to cut emissions. By 125%
George Monbiot, Europe's leading green commentator, gives his rather negative opinion about the British and G8 climate strategy which he says â€œjust doesnâ€™t add upâ€. Monbiot argues that the British climate plan, which the G8 pretty much adopted as its own, is a â€œmockeryâ€ and that it is â€œvery unlikelyâ€ to stop a two degrees increase in global temperatures.
Monbiot writes that â€œif global justice means anythingâ€, the rich West must of course make deeper cuts than the poorer developing countries. â€œWe have the most to cut and can best afford to forgo opportunities for developmentâ€, Monbiot writes on the Guardian.
It is, like always, worth a read: The rich can relax. We just need the poor world to cut emissions. By 125%