‘Climate apartheid’: Rich people to buy their way out of environmental crisis while poor suffer, warns UN

Tom Batchelor in The Independent:

“What was once considered catastrophic warming now seems like a best-case scenario,” Mr Alston said.

“While people in poverty are responsible for just a fraction of global emissions, they will bear the brunt of climate change, and have the least capacity to protect themselves.

“We risk a ‘climate apartheid’ scenario where the wealthy pay to escape overheating, hunger, and conflict while the rest of the world is left to suffer.

“Climate change is, among other things, an unconscionable assault on the poor.”

More here.