A small group of protesters held a rally in Times Square in New York on July 27, calling for a higher tax rate on the wealthiest Americans, following news of billionaires’ Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson’s privately-funded trips into space. Photo: EPA-EFE
A small group of protesters held a rally in Times Square in New York on July 27, calling for a higher tax rate on the wealthiest Americans, following news of billionaires’ Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson’s privately-funded trips into space. Photo: EPA-EFE
Andrew Sheng
Opinion

Opinion

Andrew Sheng

Climate crisis: Bezos and Branson can pay for an escape to space, but the 99 per cent can’t

  • We need a balance sheet for the whole of Earth, taking into account what every country, company or individual is doing to change our planet
  • Four major imbalances must be fixed to avert self-destruction: excessive military spending, yawning wealth gaps, and inequities in Covid-19 vaccine access and global warming impact

A small group of protesters held a rally in Times Square in New York on July 27, calling for a higher tax rate on the wealthiest Americans, following news of billionaires’ Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson’s privately-funded trips into space. Photo: EPA-EFE
A small group of protesters held a rally in Times Square in New York on July 27, calling for a higher tax rate on the wealthiest Americans, following news of billionaires’ Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson’s privately-funded trips into space. Photo: EPA-EFE
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