North's Obligation

North's Obligation - Does the North have an obligation to...

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Does the North have an obligation to help the South develop in a more environmentally safe way? Does it have an interest in helping? The North definitely has an obligation to help the poorer and less developed countries of the South. Although some nations would prefer to keep their resources within the confines of their own country, no nation can avoid the fact that everyone is a member of the international community. Since the North has already made the mistakes which we fear the South is about to make (Snarr), why not act as a mentor to them in order to avoid these problems? Besides, the North is much wealthier than the South and can afford to give some of its resources for the advancement of the entire world’s natural environment. Jim Yardley from The New York Times states in his article (“China Says Rich Countries Should Take Lead on Global Warming”, 2/2/07) that the richer countries have been polluting longer and have higher per capita emissions than the poorer countries. We
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course POSC 102 taught by Professor Morris during the Spring '07 term at Clemson.

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