Who Owns the Sky? The Climate in the Globalization Trap
by C. Methmann, A. Haack and J. Eisgruber, Attac Basis Text, 2007, reading sample, vsa-verlag.de
The bad news is that there are more inconvenient truths. Climate change is present, not future. Globalization and protection of the atmosphere do not go together. Climate policy has a past. Economic profit dominance always has priority over climate protection.
The logic of the financial markets to which climate protection often falls victim must be broken. A whole bundle of measures is necessary. Climate protection must go hand in hand with fighting poverty. Every person has a right to a dignified survival worldwide, whether with or without work. Climate protection needs common property.