The Guardian demonstrates the connection between the United States' abuse of the Global South's resources and the debt that we owe to those poor countries. Learn more about Jubilee USA's involvment for climate justice at www.climateequitycampaign.org. Here you will find that Jubilee along with others forms the CEC (Climate Equity Campaign) : a coalition of groups seeking immediate attention to the global warming crisis and its impacts on peoples around the world.
Rich countries owe poor a huge environmental debt
Monday January 21 2008
The environmental damage caused to developing nations by the world's richest countries amounts to more than the entire third world debt of $1.8 trillion,according to the first systematic global analysis of the ecological damage imposed by rich countries.
The study found that there are huge disparities in the ecological footprint inflicted by rich and poor countries on the rest of the world because of differences in consumption. The authors say that the west's high living standards are maintained in part through the huge unrecognised ecological debts it has built up with developing countries.