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India is not going along with the climate change scare.

India has taken the hardest line in the negotiations so far. Along with China, India refused at the meeting of the Group of Eight industrialised nations this month to sign up to a target of cutting global emissions by half by 2050. The countries were holding out to gain concessions from the west on financing.

The claims from Mr Ramesh that Western science was wrong on the question of melting Himalayan glaciers appeared to reinforce Delhi's recalcitrant stance.

Mr Ramesh this week challenged Hillary Clinton, US secretary of state, over her appeal to India to embrace a low-carbon future and not repeat the mistakes of the developed world in seeking fast industrialisation.

Well of course. If the Indians would only be content to die and pass up the advantages of wealth it would be so much better wouldn't it Herr Clinton? What are a few million dead children among friends?

Besides, fast industrialization would decimate the servant class don't you know. Can't have that now can we?

Cross Posted at Power and Control

posted by Simon on 07.25.09 at 06:20 PM










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That would be Frau Clinton. Unless, god forbid Bill calls the shots from the background.

martin   ·  July 25, 2009 9:59 PM

I choose my words carefully. It was intentionally.

M. Simon   ·  July 26, 2009 2:07 AM

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