Climate change is inescapably a social justice issue. It’s not just about how much climate change will cost the global economy, it’s also about who will pay that price. Rich-nation inaction on climate change will most likely condemn many of the world’s poor to continuing poverty, homelessness and even death. We pollute, they pay.
Two studies released by GDAE at Tufts University illustrate the highly unequal economic and human implications of climate change inaction.