# Petra - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Sarah
    • 19.12.09 | 10:38 (IST)

    Petra, why should the African nations pay for the problems the USA caused in the first place?? US emissions have been by FAR the highest for decades and per capita they are still! Why has an American the "right" to emit more than twice as much CO2 than an EU-citizen ?? We're having the same living standard here, in many aspects even higher!! Africa is responsible for less than 3,5% of the global emissions but suffers the most from the impacts of global warming. Why should THEY pay for YOUR mistakes?? Just because it has always been like that??

    from the article: Sudan delegate compares U.S.-led climate proposal to Holocaust
    First published 08:28 19.12.09 | Last updated 12:03 19.12.09
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