Sometimes, I just wanna shoot people. Here’s one reason:
The world’s wealthiest 1% account for more than twice the carbon emissions of the poorest 50%, a new UN report has found.
And what, exactly, are we supposed to do with that information?
FFS: The world’s wealthiest 1% also account for about 75% of new job creation, about 99% of the world’s yachtbuilding industry, all the top end car / watch / jewelry / etc. business. They drive cars, fly around the world (on business, mainly — business which helps sustain the poor and gives them jobs), and as a result of their industry, the world is a far better place than it was in the Middle Ages, for instance.
I know: the hidden meaning behind this “study” is that we should take away their wealth so they can’t emit carbon or whatever.
I would also like to point out that the poorest 50% of the world’s population account for about 90% of all terrestrial and maritime pollution (i.e. garbage) and if you don’t believe me, take a trip anywhere in the Third World: look at the garbage carried out to sea at the river mouths of the Ganges, Congo, Yangtze and Amazon — to name but some — and drive for any distance outside the major cities to see how the Pore & Starvin just fucking trash the place.
The sooner we defund or otherwise destroy the United Nations, the better off we’ll all be. Ask me which is my preference.