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How Climate Imperialism and Eco-Colonialism Threaten Developing Countries (Vijay Jayaraj)

April 13, 2021

Limits on fossil fuel development and use in developing countries to fight climate change, imposed through treaties and economic sanctions by developed countries disregards the needs of the poorest people around the world who need access to energy now.

Vijay Jayaraj, Research Associate for Developing Countries for the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation, discusses how anti-GMO activists in developed countries are preventing the development and use of GMO crops in developing countries. This is leaving people starving in developing countries.

Substituting the fear some in developed countries have of phantom risks, for the very real and immediate harms people in developing countries are suffering from today due to insufficient energy and food is a form of immoral Green Imperialism or Eco-Colonialism

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H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D., is a Heartland senior fellow on environmental policy and the managing editor of Environment & Climate News.