Maine Monitor interviews Isenhour about accounting greenhouse gas emissions

Cynthia Isenhour, associate professor of anthropology and climate change at the University of Maine, was interviewed by the Maine Monitor about emissions that are often overlooked in accounting greenhouse gasses. Isenhour explained that 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.”