Playing devil's advocate: Inequality might be good for the climate. Bill Gates emits as much as 105 average Americans. But he's much wealthier than 105 average Americans.

Obviously, carbon footprint doesn't grow proportionally with wealth. Emissions per $BNP seem highest amongst the western middle classes.

Therefore, a few billionaires, with the rest of the world in destitute poverty, might be best for the climate. Change my mind :p

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