The Climate Change Paradox

Climate change is devastating. But those who contribute to it most rarely suffer the consequences. Take this quiz alongside 15-year-old Nuredin from Ethiopia, to uncover your role in the climate change paradox.

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Oxfam, Extreme Carbon Inequality,
December 2015.

Poorest 50% of countries

Richest 10% of countries

But here’s the paradox: Nuredin suffers more.

Countries with developing economies, like Ethiopia, contribute the least to climate change — yet they suffer the most from its consequences.

Kids from low income families, marginalized groups, or rural areas are more at risk than anyone. Ethiopia now must strive to prevent famine following failed rains this year, and Nuredin often misses school to travel long distances to collect water for his family.

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