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Last updated on August 9th, 2017 at 07:27 am

Economist John Hawksworth figures it’s worth spending $1 trillion to reduce greenhouse emissions, and offers a difficult moral question:

“If sea levels rise and a lot of people in Bangladesh drown do you calculate the loss of their lifetime earnings, even though they will be lower than for the UK? It is a difficult moral question,” Mr Hawksworth said.

An even more difficult question: why would Rezwan and his countrymen simply stand there for decades while the sea slowly rose to a level capable of drowning them?

(Via Shaky Barnes)

UPDATE. The Dutch have been fighting the sea for centuries. Bangladeshis would likely be as resourceful, should the need arise.

Posted by Tim B. on 10/02/2006 at 03:31 AM
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