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Old 09-25-2019, 08:22 PM   #7072 (permalink)
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There's some logic to the counter, that consumption per capita is the proper focus, as those individuals would have a larger share of responsibility for the problem.

But, imagine a country comprised of 1 person that has 1000x more per capita consumption than another country. It's still not worth focusing as much attention on because it's less overall consumption than other countries.

So, I think there is probably more logic devoting more attention to countries with overall larger emissions than the ones with overall fewer emissions. After all, the environment doesn't care who's culpable, it only responds to overall emissions.
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