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Climate damage: How and why rich countries should pay up

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The people and industries of the world's richest countries have done the most to heat the planet. But they're terrified of being held liable for extreme weather they've made more violent. Meanwhile, the poorest can't afford to pay for the consequences of other people's pollution. So should the rich world be paying climate reparations – and what's the best way to do so?

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