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35 African cities need R4.2trn for climate change

Catlyne Haddaoui – Global Research and Policy Manager at Coalition for Urban Transitions, UK.

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Climate change is a clever and disguised TAX imposed by developed countries (who cope better by leading the way) to the detriment of developing countries.

So WHO is responsible for the ecological damage caused to the globe during and after the Industrial Revolution from the late 1700’s? UK, USA, Europe, Korea, Japan, China, etc grew their industries to what it is today.

So before the rest of the developing world, is trying to catch up with industrial expansion….now all of a sudden a tax is imposed AFTER EUROPE/USA HAD ITS HISTORIC PART TO PLAY.

Clever way of stifling (taxing) the rise of global industrialization from still to rise developing nations. Suddenly developing countries cannot have the same aspirations to become as developed as the large Western & Asian countries, which ALL had their part to play in global pollution/consumerism. Developing countries will naturally be disadvantaged by ideas brought/forced upon the world from developed nations. TAX fulfills that role (as military war to destroy your competition is not fashionable any more). In colonial times, the physical looting of resources helped the wealth developed nations of today. Now Climate Tax fulfills that role.

Maybe CO2 tax should be retrospectively backdated to the 1800’s, and be applied to those developed countries that had a head start with polluting industrialization build-up. It’s only fair. Which countries did historically the most environmental damage….only those with large industrial base. Now poorer developing countries must pay the price for global industrialization?? Africa for one, should be exempt, there’s hardly any development on the continent compared to the West (and parts of Asia)

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