Former World Bank boss Joseph Stiglitz has called for international trade sanctions against those nations not toeing the line on global warming, saying that sanctions would form part of any future agreement.
He believes that any future agreement on carbon emissions must include the possibility of punitive sanctions on those nations refusing to comply.
Stiglitz, who had flown to Pretoria to address the Reserve Bank, also slammed those who refused to cut down their own carbon emissions:
“When it comes to themselves there are all kinds of special circumstances that they say justify why they should be allowed to continue their high level of emissions.”
Eyewitness News. Climate Change Clamp-Down Will Involve Trade Sanctions – Stiglitz.
You can just imagine Stiglitz flying around the world to tell people that they’re not exempt from carbon restrictions, can’t you? Like Al Gore zooming around the planet in limos and personal jets to lecture the little people on their carbon footprint.
We all have to cut back to make sure there’s enough left for them to gorge on.