Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Climate change: stickin' it to whitey?

It's usually true that while the causes of climate change are generated by the richer, whiter nations of the Earth, the consequences will be borne by the poorer, browner nations. News today suggests that at least one aspect of this is not the case: if Greenland begins to add substantially to the sea level, it will affect the east coast of North America most of all, and earliest of all, while it will take decades to affect poorer nations in the Pacific and Indian oceans.


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