Climate Change and Colonialism-interview with South African youth
By Kaleigh McGregor-Bales
I spoke with Jackie Shandu from Durban, South Africa on his views of climate change and colonialism.
Around the world, colonialism and economic domination by the rich Global North has resulted in the depletion of resources and the impoverishment of the peoples in Global South. As a result Global South countries are particularly vulnerable to climate change and lack the resources required to adapt to the impacts of climate change.
By burning fossil fuels the Global North has used up all the atmospheric greenhouse gas space and has caused climate change. In comparison, Global South countries have negligible historic emissions and do not have access to their fair share of atmospheric space.
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