Maine Monitor Speaks to Cindy Isenhour about Oversights in Emissions Accounting

Environmental GlobeCynthia Isenhour, associate professor of anthropology and climate change, was interviewed by the Maine Monitor for an article, “An overlooked source of global warming: all our stuff”. Isenhour discussed how oversights in emissions accounting can lead to an unjust form of “global burden shifting.” She said that it’s essential to understand “not just where greenhouse gas emissions come from but why,” and ask, “Who benefits from those emissions?” For example, Americans buy and use items manufactured in countries like China and Mexico while, as Isenhour said, “saddling them with reducing those emissions.”