So-called “fossil fuels” must be eliminated as quickly as possible and huge spending by taxpayers in rich nations for reparations and “historical responsibility” for “climate change” are needed, explained Bareesh Chowdhury with the Environmental Lawyers Association in this interview with The New American magazine’s Alex Newman at the United Nations COP27 Climate Change summit. “We need real, concrete tangible action within the next few years if we’re going to make sure that the majority of human civilization does not incur the mass suffering that the climate crisis and extreme weather will bring,” he said, adding that it should have been dealt with years ago. Standing against climate action is “a problem,” the lawyer from Bangladesh continued, saying Trump was lying about climate to score political points in defiance of the global “consensus.”