Argument: General statements that poverty is greater crisis than climate change

Issue Report: The UN should prioritize poverty over climate change


Austin Thompson. “A Pro-Poor Approach to Reducing Carbon Emissions”. July 28, 2009: “In [the “global south”] it is poverty eradication, not an impending environmental catastrophe that is the spending priority for governments.[…] Global Poverty is the Planets Greatest Catastrophe.”

The leader of Catholics in England and Wales, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, says the biggest challenge confronting the world is not terrorism but poverty. He told a conference called by the UK Treasury that poverty was humanity’s “greatest scandal and scourge”[1]