Rich Nations Accused of Green Imperialism on Climate Change
So this makes total sense to me. Certain Asian governmental and business leaders are saying that rich countries like the United States are being hypocritical about green house gas emissions. The reason? The United States constantly criticizes China for all their green house gas emissions, yet U.S. companies go to countries like China for cheap labor and then sell back products to their home countries for extremely high profits. They are calling this “Green Imperialism”.
Now for the first time China has surpassed the amount of carbon dioxide emissions that the U.S. emitted(now the world’s second largest emitter) by 8%. China alone produced 6.2 billion tonnes in carbon dioxide emissions last year according to Asianews.it
My opinion is that these leaders are absolutely correct. Most rich countries like the U.S., Japan, and countries in Europe benefit directly from cheap labor in China and then turn around and blame China for pollution. Its complete hypocrisy because essentially what they have done is exported their greenhouses gases to developing countries.
“The environmental movement I helped found has lost its objectivity, morality and humanity,” said Greenpeace co-founder and conference panelist Dr. Patrick Moore. “The pain and suffering it inflicts on families in developing countries can no longer be tolerated.”
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