GayandRight

My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (www.freethinkingfilms.com)

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

India says no to CO2 limits...

No one really wants to limit their CO2 emissions...so why should we?

INDIA says it will reject proposals to limit greenhouse gas emissions at a summit meeting of the world's leading economies next month because stricter limits would slow its booming economy.

“Legally mandated measures for reducing greenhouse gas emissions are likely to have significant adverse impacts on GDP growth of developing countries, including India,” environment ministry secretary Pradipto Ghosh said.

“This in turn will have serious implications for our poverty alleviation programs,” he said.

“Legal mandates on greenhouse gas mitigation in any form will impact our growth, and this is not the path we wish to pursue.”

3 Comments:

Blogger Cranky or Just A Crank said...

Now isn't this the same basis on which the US Senate (of which Al Gore was the president at the time) voted 95-0 against Kyoto? ...and the reasoning given out by the Government of Canada why it was going its own way and not following orthodox Kyoto dogma.

So much for bringing the rest of the world into the Kyoto fold after the initial group of suckers jumped off of the cliff.

2:19 PM  
Anonymous Toronto Twink said...

As UNESCO has recently said, the global economic superpowers, ie, the G8 are obligated to compensate Africa and the Third World for the collapse of the environment.

If one had read today's (May 29) Globe and Mail, the Harper government is trounced for towing the American Anti-Kyoto line.

Personally, I don't care how much the Canadian economy is hurt; it will bounce back. Canada must sacrifice itself for the good of the World.

10:28 PM  
Blogger Brian in Calgary said...

Personally, I don't care how much the Canadian economy is hurt; Canada must sacrifice itself for the good of the World.

TT, if you think there is any chance that Canadians will agree with you on this, you are living in a dream world. Canada is responsible for 2% of the ghg emissions. Even if we stop ALL our ghg emissions, how will that help when countries like China & India are increasing their ghg emissions?

10:53 PM  

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