Further Comment: The Case for Climate Reparations in the United States

The global climate crisis is fundamentally a crisis of inequality. It is fueled by the historic emissions of industrial countries and fossil fuel corporations, yet the impacts are borne most heavily by the nations and peoples who have contributed least to the crisis.

The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s assessment report (IPCC AR6) made a historic acknowledgment that variations in vulnerability to climate impacts are the result of historic inequities in socioeconomic development, marginalization, governance, and histories of colonialism .

These historic processes have directed social, material, and environmental harms toward some groups—such as people in poverty as well as […]

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