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Inequality and unsustainable consumption

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Source: Extreme Carbon Inequality (Oxfam, December 2015)


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  1. Frede Vestergaard
    August 5, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    Just to be sure about the figures: Is CO2 embedded in imported goods included in the consumption figures?

  2. Edward Patching
    August 6, 2019 at 8:10 am

    I’m wondering how “lifestyle consumption emissions” are defined? And what percentage of total emissions they comprise?

  3. Ken Zimmerman
    August 11, 2019 at 2:22 am

    And that Richest 10% have plans to escape or avoid the results of climate change, which they directly helped to create. As the editors of Technology, News & Trends conclude, “…the real future of technology is about just one thing: escape. This includes colonizing Mars (Musk), reversing the aging process (Thiel) and uploading minds into supercomputers (Kurzweil, Altman).” And then there’s the effort to move to parts of the world that will be less impacted by climate change. For example, dozens of lists of the best locales in the US to escape the harshest effects of climate change have been created. The rich are purchasing large amounts of land in many of the locales. Of note, most of these locales are safer in terms of the effects of climate change due to strong regulations about mitigation and preparation. Something that many of the conservative and fossil fuel rich have opposed and when considered necessary undermined.

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