Friday, 11 July 2008


Further details of the thinking of developing nations such as India and China on GW can be found in this article. One telling statement was from Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who said "economic growth must take priority over climate change mitigation". Marthinus van Schalkwyk, South Africa's environment minister added, "We must still deal with their (the developed nations) historical responsibility". In other words they are saying we don't think climate change is a top priority and we want you (the developed nations) to take the pain while we carry on developing and catch you up. It sounds much more like a world social engineering project than an urgent bid to "save the planet".
We know that the developing nations' emissions are rising dramatically and so whatever we decide to do in the West, we can have no significant effect on the level of CO2 in the atmosphere. All we will do is give away our wealth and our jobs to these countries, and all for nothing!

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