Of course, the term “colonization,” very popular in the realm of critical studies, makes it all sound much more dramatic.
“[M]ost rich white countries, including Australia, are doing little to properly address this inequity,” Fitz-Henry writes. “For the most part, they refuse to accept the climate debt they owe to poorer countries and communities […] this injustice – a type of ‘atmospheric colonization’ – is a form of deeply entrenched colonial racism that arguably represents the most pressing global equity issue of our time.”
Fitz-Henry says a global temperature increase of two degrees Celsius would threaten over 50 percent of Africa with “undernourishment” — despite the continent contributing very little to global warming.
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