So to deal with global warming, we must deal with developing countries, and thus we must for the first time in humanity's history tackle the unequal distribution of global wealth. Hence global warming is making us face the forgotten billions of people on the planet, and we must make the world a fairer place. In the 21st century we must deal with both global poverty and global warming. linkThis is profoundly misguided logic. First of all, this is not the first time "we" have dealt with developing countries; nor is it the first time "we" have addressed the unequal distribution of global wealth.
I thought the way to deal with global warming was to stop emitting carbon dioxide? This means shutting down a goodly section of American and Western standards of livings. Why mince words? What does pumping up Africa have to do with global warming? Surely the author of this polemic cannot seriously be thinking of improving the lot of Africa's poor.
A profound sense of humanity occurs when something is given to the poor. A profound sense of propriety is violated when something is taken from someone and given to someone else. Mandated charity is charity destroyed.
I also object to the top-down driven "we" collectivism implicit in the author's grammar and syntax. The author implies that developing countries are unable to help themselves--they need a patriarchal benefactor--a global leveler.
Hence global warming is making us face the forgotten billions of people on the planet, and we must make the world a fairer place.Imperatives aside, the author of sentence needs a refresher course on economics. Need we reach back all the way to the Sumerians to show that poverty has always been with us? Income disparity is a natural phenomenon. This was the implicit "message" of The Parable Of The Gas.
Inequality drives chemical reactivity--for example--electromotive force. Perfect equality is a depressing notion because it implies stasis: there is no potential or driving force for change. There is no reason to invent because there is no reason to become different.