“Climate change: Rugby World Cup highlights injustice”–Silly Matt McGrath

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

h/t Hotscot

Today’s silly story comes from Matt McGrath:

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Ahead of the Rugby World Cup in Japan, a report from Christian Aid highlights what they term the “climate injustice” endured by Pacific island participants.

Fiji, Samoa and Tonga face an uncertain future in a warmer world, with rising seas and increased storms.

But rich rugby nations like Japan and Australia are blocking aggressive climate action, the study says.

Christian Aid says this mirrors the exploitation of the Pacific islands for their best rugby players.

The charity says that the Pacific nations are among the countries that have done the least to cause the climate crisis.

Carbon emissions per person in Samoa are just 0.7 tonnes every year but the average Australian produces 24 times more, at 16.5 tonnes.

According to figures produced by the Climate Action Tracker, which monitors the climate plans of different countries, the three…

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