They Pay the Price of Warming

when it comes to global warming, we're not in it together
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 3, 2007 5:37 PM CDT
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(Newser) – The obligation of people who live in countries that contribute the most to climate change--the developed nations— to those who will suffer most from it —the poor ones—is the subject of a provocative piece in the New York Times.

The Times contrasts  the resources being pumped into technological solutions to drought and flood in Australia and the Netherlands to the situation in Malawi and India, where there is little recourse but to watch while crops and people die. "We have an obligation," climate expert Peter Gleick says, "to help countries prepare for the climate changes that we are largely responsible for.”