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In a scathing speech early at COP27, Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley paraded the biggest geopolitical climate elephant in the room for all the world to see.
The whole planet is well on track to surpass 3 C above current temperatures by 2100. However, many poor Global South countries are suffering the most from climate catastrophes caused by the immense economies of the United States, China, Canada, and other wealthy states. Ironically, those Global South countries largely created the industrial backbone of the world’s largest polluters.
“We were the ones whose blood, sweat, and tears finan
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