According to author Bob Hughes: “Climate change is a social justice issue, but till now it has been presented as a problem of collective guilt… pretending that the poor and the rich are somehow equally responsible. Meanwhile the real crime – the very existence of rich and poor – continues to create havoc. There are powerful interests who are quite content if social justice stays out of the climate change debate and no doubt will fight tooth and nail to keep it out. ” Although Hughes draws for his argument primarily on European data, it’s clearly of global relevance – as evidenced by the fact that it is published in a recent issue of the ground-breaking Pambazuka News (Pan African Voices for Freedom and Justice).