Victims of Environmental Hazards

Mabel Marin

It is known that as poorer the country, fewer resources to fight against the climate change there are. Those poor countries are the so called developing countries, mostly located in the South. The South is more susceptible to climatic threats, such as floods and droughts. Those reasons led the developing countries to be more affected by environmental hazards. This phenomenon is also called spatial injustice (Carmin & Agyeman, 2011, p. 24). As an example, the North East of Brazil suffers every year with long drought periods, at the same time that the South East of Brazil suffers with long periods of floods.globe

The developing countries tend to have less political power, and for this reason, are often unable to participate and productive contribute in global policy dialog. As a result, emerging nations such as Brazil, India and South Africa are committing itself to reduce greenhouse gases emission. Ironically, these countries…

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