How the rich fuel climate change

From private jets to overspending, the planet’s wealthiest may be contributing the most to its changing climate, an Oxford professor argues.

This video is from BBC Ideas, short films for curious minds.

Income inequality is one of the most significant challenges we face in the 21st Century. But one professor argues that it will have an adverse effect in a surprising way we may not yet have considered: the world’s wealthiest could be some of the biggest contributors to climate change.

Danny Dorling, a geography professor at the University of Oxford, believes economic disparity – the gap between rich and poor – is extremely damaging for the environment.

Listen to his opinion from BBC Ideas: are the ‘One Percenters’ really to blame, and if so, what can we do about it?

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