The Argument Against Climate Change

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The author is questioning the connection between the obligation a state holds to protect the livelihood and property of its citizens, and whether denying to “address” climate change makes them liable for the negative effects it has on their citizens. If refusal to mediate climate change, on an international level, constitute as neglect of state duty when climate change has a direct impact on people’s lives. The rights issue is lies between the right to state sovereignty and the rights of individuals to protection and well-being. Because international relations rest heavily on economic interests, introducing and passing legislation to limit climate change is very difficult. Countries consider their economic situation over their role to protect…show more content…
Both are international organizations. But the UNFCCC recognizes that problems with the climate are real and evident, but hasn’t implement a system that would help lessen the problem. In 1988 the US had monumental problems with their climate, but rejected a proposal to lower counties’ discharge (273). The author’s evidence proves that there is a recognition for the need of climate control on an international level, but further steps are only taken if they do not impede on economic interests of these…show more content…
That would require a monetary commitment, while they’re still devoting money and resources on developing their nation. Therefore, a global requirement would create an additional burden, and because of their size, a burden they likely didn’t have a say in. The author constantly says the failure to pass measures combating climate change are influenced by the resistance of big nations to adopt such policies, specifically China, India, and the United States. So, the failure of powerful countries to adopt policies fighting climate change discourages other attempts, which could potentially come from smaller
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