Here are the world’s biggest carbon emitters and this is a list of the richest countries in the world. The United States is on both lists, it is also been called the world’s most powerful . So why do some people think that the US isn’t doing enough when it comes to climate change ?
This blogger thinks ‘ the success or failure of reaching a legally binding international agreement in Copenhagen next month rests squarely on the United States.’
And this blogger claims that ‘ the US remains one of the largest polluters and stingiest contributors to solving the Climate Crisis.’
This week the African bloc refused to carry on the talks on climate change until rich nations did more to cut carbon emissions.
And here it’s argued that the climate debate must centre on China and not America and that the United States can not change the world alone.
But what incentive does the US have to lead the way on climate change when only 35% of the country would describe global warming as a serious problem?
Here a blogger thinks that Americans simply don’t care about climate change because they are selfish and if it doesn’t affect them directly they are not interested.
What do you think? Is America being selfish? Should they be doing more about climate change? Or are they doing enough already? Is it their responsibility to save the world?