So after suffering from almost a century of military colonization, followed by half a century of economic colonization, we are being told that poor countries are going have to bear the brunt of the environmental mess created by the Western and other over-consumptive countries.
According to a major report to be published next friday, the countries that are gong to be hit the hardest are also the ones that can least afford to protect themselves.
Thanks a lot, US and Europe !
You raped the whole of Africa, plundered it’s resources, left the continent with such imbalances that threw them into political turmoil, supplied them with arms at huge profits, thereby fostering wars that kept your arms trade going.
And now brunt of the environmental mess you have created will be borne by the African people, and those of India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, etc etc.
You even colonized the air we breathe, the water we drink !
I do think (hope) the analysts are wrong though. They fail to understand that the people of the poorer countries have over the centuries become used to deprivation. They are much better at adapting to environmental disasters.
The Western people will have a far greater social problems with adapting to much lower patterns of consumption that will necessarily have to be imposed. Can u imagine the people of New York having to que up for a couple of buckets of water everyday ? That is what a large percentage of the African people, and a vast number of people in India currently exist on.
Moreover, the western economies are so dependant upon international trade that the loss of markets in, and the loss of raw material from the so called poorer countries will throw their economies in a spiralllng depression.
I think Mr Bush needs to understand these facts as he still rejects the Kyoto agreement. But I guess he assumes that just as he and his friends invaded nations for their oil, he could invade them for their water too. Canadians had better watch out.
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