BBC video blames ‘the rich’ for ‘climate change’ – Laments ‘we are not controlling them for the good of everybody’
Watch Video: Geography Prof. Danny Dorling of the University of Oxford: 'Climate change is the biggest threat we are facing. And we are partly facing it because we are allowing the greedy people in our societies to carry on being greedy and we are not controlling them for the good of everybody...The poor buy more in the United States than the poor buy anywhere else in the rich world...In societies which are more equal, the overall level of pollution is much lower in the rich world.'
'The greedy do not know how to control themselves.'
This video is from BBC Ideas, short films for curious minds.
Income inequality is one of the most significant challenges we face in the 21st Century. But one professor argues that it will have an adverse effect in a surprising way we may not yet have considered: the world’s wealthiest could be some of the biggest contributors to climate change.
Danny Dorling, a geography professor at the University of Oxford, believes economic disparity – the gap between rich and poor – is extremely damaging for the environment.
Listen to his opinion from BBC Ideas: are the ‘One Percenters’ really to blame, and if so, what can we do about it?
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