Maenwhile their instruments of power are aiding those less fortunate in their quest for participation in the modern global economy by inadvertently enforcing energy conservation through violent means, cutting off access to water and fossil fuels without contemplation of the bitter consequences which are now extending beyond their borders.
What indignation! What gratifcation is found in the readily tapped emotion of revenge!
Afghanistan, Syria and Yemen have gone from declining economic stability to energy poverty in the blink of an eye. Having had their nations' carbon footprints reduced to a small fraction of their previous levels, are they not qualified for special awards at the Paris climate summit? Both in absolute terms and on a percentage basis, these wartorn countries have done the most to reduce their carbon footprint below 1990 levels ... and are well on the pathway back to 1890 levels of energy consumption.
No energy, no water, no food, no people. Is that the world we are designing?