Although the world’s forty-eight, UN-designated “Least Developed Countries” (LDCs) account for less than 1% of the emissions that are responsible for climate change, they suffer more than 34% of the world’s deaths linked to climate change. In other words, the twelve percent of the world’s population that lives in these countries is three times more likely to die because of climate-change-related flood, disease and famine than are people in the rest of the world. Those least responsible for the problem suffer from it the most.
Mark Kleiman offers a policy proposal for reducing drug-related violence in the US and Mexico: refocus enforcement based on relative levels of violence and start a "race-to-the-bottom" among cartels in rates of violence.
Part of a series of opinion videos from the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University.