A climate change and development slide show

The 2007/2008 UN Human Development Report Fighting climate change: Human solidarity in a divided world focuses on the inequalities of climate change, as well as providing its usual indicators of human development.

According to the report, in 2007 the most developed countries are Iceland, Norway, Australia, Canada, and Ireland while the least developed (of the countries ranked) are Mali, Niger, Guinea-Bissau, Burkina Faso, and Sierra Leone).

The high developed countries are responsible most of the accumulation of greenhouse gases driving climate change, while the low development countries are most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change (see also previous post on climate inequalities).

Now the report has inspired an exhibit at the UN – One planet, one chance. Magnum photos produced a video for the exhibit, which uses gripping photos to describes the basic inequalities of climate change. The video is below the break.


full size movie

But I think the soundtrack could have been improved if they’d used Ghislain Poirier’s No More Blood. It would have emphasized the consequences and inequality of climate change’s impacts.

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