The poorest half of the global population are responsible for only around 10% of global emissions yet. Full report by Oxfam.
These poor people earn money to have food, clothes, a car, a place to live.
Some also spend money on some small extras and go on holidays with kids once a year.
Can we ask these people to consume less, eat organic food, stop using their car, use less heating, not really? Not really. It's pretty indecent.
Even if the reduce their consumption, will it change a lot the situation? Not really.
The richest 10% of people in the world are responsible for around 50% of global emissions. Full report.
It's the 10%th duty to consume less.
Yes, it's our duty. We are lucky enough to be "rich" in comparison to the rest of the world.
It's a duty to spend our money wisely.
Because we have enough money to switch to low carbon, often more costly consumption of local food, handmade products, less energy consuming houses, etc.
I will hurt them, it won't hurt us.
We have no excuses.