- B. Reynolds
- Red Bank, NJ
- United States
commander in chief,
The WTO should push developed nations to compensate developing ones for the theft of natural atmospheric minerals like oxygen.
Oxygen is a naturally occurring gaseous mineral resource. Through their energy practices, western countries consume more than their fair share of the globes's oxygen as a measure of population and geographic footprint. In turn they export more CO2 to countries not inclined to take it. I believe it falls well within the prevue of the WTO to force compensation or regulation of this practice (as a matter of trade) in the same way that it could make a judgement against one country drilling under another for oil.