10ideas in no particular order. No1

January 8, 2011

You [in the first world] made yourselves rich at the expense of the environment. Today you want to stop us [in the third world] spending the same expense towards development.

 

Two decades later, this is a fairly familiar argument. But at the time I was shaken.
I remember a very similar bitterness of a Peruvian friend: You worry about the spotted owl while my country is crippled by poverty, corruption and civil war.

 

 

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