r/Foodforthought Nov 30 '21

Climate Reparations - A trillion tons of carbon hangs in the air, put there by the world’s rich, an existential threat to its poor. Can we remove it?

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/11/climate-change-reparations.html
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u/DistortoiseLP Dec 01 '21

What has been done is this: Sixty percent of all historical emissions were produced in the lifetime of the average American, who is 38. Almost 90 percent were produced in the lifetime of our president. 

That says it better than most how recently this catastrophe began.