Democracy and climate change

Again, hat tip to Solarfafrica (a busy climate change tweeter). From an AllAfrica article, a murky statement on embracing democracy to fight climate change:

Some governments allow deforestation in fear of being voted out of power,” Dr Alvin said. He added: “When electing leaders, we should make sure we elect people who can be accountable.”

I think the missing question is “accountable to whom?” If you follow that line of thinking, I doubt you’ll find that the answer to climate change is “more democracy.”

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