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July 18, 2024

Letter: Don’t ask the poor to sacrifice for climate

June 26, 2024

It’s a great day for human flourishing.

Kenyans have soundly rejected draconian new taxes on foods, vehicles and most important energy.

Human flourishing requires energy. Energy for electricity, LP gas for cooking to replace wood and dung. Energy to build roads. Energy is in everything you touch or do.

CO₂ is an issue, but human flourishing is No. 1. To climate activists in developed countries I say: You first. When your carbon footprint is lower than that of a poor person in Africa, then you can talk.

Dan Belenky

Ashland

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