This video talks about what has happened from Kyoto till now, and how the neo-liberal system has contributed to global warming. It emphasizes the intimate connection between increasing trade liberalization and rising greenhouse gas emissions, how trade rules prevent effective action onreducing greenhouse gas emissions, and how institutions like the WTO andother trade regimes are trying to control what governments can and cannot do about global warming. It also talks about the Group of 8 and the role of these developed nations in pushing for market-based solutions where corporations will make the most out of the climate crisis. It shows how trade liberalization is being promoted as one of the solutions to global warming and emphasizes the need to link the anti-globalization and environmental movements in this struggle.
The Gr8 Climate Sale is a play on words, the “Gr8” is short hand for “great” in popular language used in the internet and phone instant messaging. But it can also mean the Group of 8 to emphasize the role of these developednations in contributing to the climate crisis.