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Jeez Guardian, get a goddam grip

A newborn held aloft in Pakistan sums up the sheer injustice of the climate crisis
Fatima Bhutto

Sure, we can all write the rest of this column.

This photo encapsulates the injustice of the climate crisis. Pakistan is responsible for less than 1% of global emissions; we are not climate criminals but climate victims.

Yeah, yeah, give us the cash.


Fatima Bhutto is a Pakistani writer and columnist. Born in Kabul, she is the daughter of politician Murtaza Bhutto, sister of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Jr, niece of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and granddaughter of former Prime Minister and President of Pakistan, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.

The fuckwit feudalists who have misruled Pakistan for 75 years aren’t to blame for anything at all, are they?

It’s The Guardian that needs to get a grip here. This is like running a column by Nicholas Soames insisting that tain’t the Tory Party responsible for anything, it’s the Big Boy did it then he ran away.

10 thoughts on “Jeez Guardian, get a goddam grip”

  1. The UK is responsible for about 1% of global emissions and falling. We are not climate criminals but climate victims. Please give us all your money.
    And we are currently impoverishing and en-freezing ourselves to the god of Net Zero. What are you doing?

  2. This photo encapsulates the injustice of the climate crisis. Pakistan is responsible for less than 1% of global emissions; we are not climate criminals but climate victims.

    Jesus wept – and we’re giving aid to countries that produce this kind of poisonous crap? ‘those whom the gods would destroy’? as the saying goes…

  3. Shroud waving is always a good tactic. Especially shrouds in smaller sizes. Similar to the tactic of having the gain on the volume in TV ads set higher than the regular programming. Helps draw the mark’s attention. And, of course, that’s all that’s going on here.

  4. Of course the fact that Pakistan has cut down about 80% of its forests in the last 70 years could not possibly have anything to do with flooding. Forests being nature’s sponges, absorbing water and releasing it into the atmosphere, instead of leaving it lying around to flood low-lying areas. Perhaps the grifting tart should have asked her garbage relatives about it earlier?

  5. Since the ‘climate crisis’ only started in 1979 according to climate ‘scientists’, what caused these various ‘injustices’ prior?

    Colonialism I suppose – but Pakistan had the same colonial experience as India and both became independent at the same time, so if it’s ‘climate crisis’ why isn’t India just as badly off?

  6. To be fair, Pakistan has had it far harder than most, and it’s not their fault. Floods, poverty, bad government, and on top of it all the Anglo-Saxon invasion with their ubiquitous rape gangs.

  7. Well it’s not as if they’re opening loads of new coal fired power stations, is it? It’s just the Chinese, (their latest colonial masters), who are doing it for them.

    And good luck to them for trying to move into the twentieth century but FSS stop whining about the evil Brits. Oh, and good luck with your new masters. They tend to want a return for their investment.

  8. I have to say it is impressive chutzpah for a scion of a vastly wealthy family which has looted Pakistan since independence to apportion the blame for their own shitty governance on the Brits and stick the bejewelled hand out to boot. Even though poor Britons have been enriching the Bhuttos and whatever corrupt fucks replaced them via aid for decades.

    They cannot fuck off enough. Although TBF, if the ones in the UK fucked off to Pakistan, that would probably do me.

  9. Why isn't open borders the solution to bad governance?

    And why not beam in free uncensored internet, and legalize opium?

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