[A-List] The Climate Divide
mstainsby at resist.ca
Mon Apr 2 23:58:37 MDT 2007
This divide among nations is not neccessarily geographical:
The land claims of the Lubicon Cree are still not settled. As oil sands
activity heats up,a deal seems even more remote.
By Amy Steele Photographs by Lori Willocks
Reinie Jobin, a stocky 68-year-old with porcupine-quill hair, drives
along a rutted road beside the community of Little Buffalo. He stops at
regular intervals to point out oil and gas wells, pipelines and work
camps. What was once pristine forest, where Jobin’s people—the Lubicon
Cree—hunted and trapped, is now a busy industrial zone. "They stole this
country off us," he says. "You be an Indian for a day and see it
Yoshie Furuhashi wrote:
> In almost every instance, the people most at risk from climate change
> live in countries that have contributed the least to the atmospheric
> buildup of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases linked to the
> recent warming of the planet.
> Those most vulnerable countries also tend to be the poorest. And the
> countries that face the least harm — and that are best equipped to
> deal with the harm they do face — tend to be the richest.
In the contradiction lies the hope
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