7/24/2009

India doesn't believe claims about global warming, will not accept limits on emissions

Hopefully, India and China will keep the rest of the world from adopting some really stupid rules. I just hope that this isn't a bargaining ploy to get more resources from the West.

Jairam Ramesh, the Indian environment minister, accused the developed world of needlessly raising alarm over melting Himalayan glaciers.

He dismissed scientists’ predictions that Himalayan glaciers might disappear within 40 years as a result of global warming.

“We have to get out of the preconceived notion, which is based on western media, and invest our scientific research and other capacities to study Himalayan atmosphere,” he said. . . .

Mr Ramesh was also clear that India would not take on targets to cut its emissions, even though developed countries are asking only for curbs in the growth of emissions, rather than absolute cuts. . . . .

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Blogger 1 said...

Well India and China are hardly alone here thank the gods of common sense...

From Steven Milloy's Green Hell blog:

All hail Belchatow

'Belchatow is driving European greens nuts as it plans to increase its generating capacity by 20% next year — even though this means buying more emission allowances. Belchatow also signals the failure of the European emissions trading scheme, the British green group Sandbag told ClimateWire.'...

7/24/2009 11:32 AM  

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