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What does colonialism have to do with climate change?

A German non-profit’s list of the 10 countries most affected by climate change-related extreme weather events during the first two decades of this century includes eight former colonies. Image: REUTERS/Yasir Rajput

John Letzing

Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum

Minji Sung

Data Visuals and Content Specialist, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum

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One thing shared by many former colonies disproportionately impacted by climate change: a relatively small carbon footprint. Image: Our World in Data

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