India's Prayer: Lord Make Me Green (But Not Yet)
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  • Kris

    “it declared 203 coal fields off-limits because they are in heavily forested areas”

    And so a coal shortage might lead to energy shortages and less development. But have no fear, I am sure that the poorer Indians will come up with an alternate energy source.

  • Richard Lewis

    “In the West (plus Japan), industrialization in the 19th and first half of the 20th century pretty much ignored the environment. Let the chimney sweeps get cancer; let London’s once famous “pea soup” fogs blacken the entire city for days. Even as late as the 1940s and 1950s, environmental concerns had little impact on economic development.”

    During that period life expectancy and living standards reached unparalleled levels. No longer was life “nasty, brutish, and short” for the Western masses. To expect China, India, and Africa to forego the bounty brought by inexpensive fossil fuels in order to assuage Western environmental guilt is the height of presumption. Let us ADAPT, should the chimera of global warming prove to have a smidgen (unlikely) of validity.

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