“Why should we consider climate reparations?”
The more resources that a country uses, the more greenhouse gases it emits. So it should not come as a surprise that wealthier nations have contributed more to climate change than lower-income ones. And since the effects of climate change are hitting lower-income countries earlier and with more deadly force, there needs to be serious talk about adjusting for equity. This can come in the form of Climate Reparations, in which wealthier nations and individuals pay for their lower-income counterparts for putting them in catastrophic positions. Climate reparations is a deep and complex topic and is something that will become more prominent in the future.