Bjorn Lomborg: The U.S. Was Right to Withdraw From the Paris Climate Accord [Reason Podcast] – Hit & Run : Reason.com

Bjorn Lomborg: What people generally point out is that global warming is mostly going to hit poor countries. That’s because poor countries are typically where it’s warmest and hence increased temperatures are going to hit them hardest. Plus, they also have limited infrastructure to handle temperature rises.

Remember, poor countries have lots and lots of other problems. The real issue here is, we’re talking about trying to help poor countries very ineffectively, because we’ll only help them a little, and in 100 years, very expensively. When you actually ask poor countries and people in poor countries, “What do you want? What do you care about?” The UN did that back in 2015, in the biggest survey we’ve ever done. It was about 10 million people. What they told us was, “We care about getting education, healthcare, jobs, get rid of corruption, and get food.” Those were the top five of 16 opportunities that came out of a UN survey across the world. That is what people really care about. Not surprisingly, when your kids are starving, when they don’t get a good education, when everyone has bad healthcare, those are the things that really matter. What came last of these 16 was action on climate change.

Source: Bjorn Lomborg: The U.S. Was Right to Withdraw From the Paris Climate Accord [Reason Podcast] – Hit & Run : Reason.com

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