You are driving down the road and the person in front smashes into the car crossing the street- blind siding him. That person gets out to the car and insists YOU pay for the accident. Are you kidding me? Not. This is exactly what foreign nations are asking the United States to do- pay for other country’s disasters.
Poorer nations suffering from extreme weather disasters, so much so that their citizens are seeking refugee in safer terrains outside their borders, want rich nations like the United States to pay for reparations and to relocate populations.
Preparatory talks ahead of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change to be held in Paris in December has representatives from developing nations asking for more than an already agreed upon $100 billion per year for climate change mitigation measures. They want additional compensation for weather-related disasters as well as a “displacement coordination facility” for refugees. And they want all this to be legally binding as part of the larger anticipated Paris accord.
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