It’s insane to demand we pay for the ‘sin’ of our industrial past when China wreaks such climate damage today

The developed world is asked to pay but if we look at the massive environmental disasters of this planet, they all happen in countries that are not yet fully developed. Having a clean and enjoyable environment costs money, quite a lot of it. Poor people do not have money and other resources to clean up – they are busy surviving. Pretty much all of the plastic in our oceans comes from a few rivers, none of them going through a developed country. We should pay – I agree. We should pay through tariffs slapped onto countries’ products that cannot seem to abide by some basic rules. China first. 

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