By ASHISH Saket
May 15 — Debate on multilateral action to control the Green House Gas emission has long polarized between developed and developing countries. India has been in the eye of storm since 1980, due its initiative to include poverty and development in the widening sphere. India has never been in the favour of buying the opinion of developed countries, which have been responsible for the current scenario.
Today, the economy of the country can directly be linked with the rate of carbon emission. The reports suggest that per-capita production of the carbon of the developed country is much more than developing countries. And putting a cap in the industrialization of the developing country will only symbolize the guilt of the developed countries.
Climate conservationist of the modern world with a well-orchestrated media campaigns have demonstrated India and China dirty villains on the block. If we cry for the development, we are staged at the most vulnerable side. The seriousness of the issue has dissolved into a blame game. The hysteria is growing and so is the inaction.
Surprisingly, one of the leaders of the movement, US is crowned as the largest polluter. As per the Kyoto Protocol (2009), the world agreed to cut down its emission by 5.2% by year 2008 -2012. It is important to notice that we are nowhere close to achieving the target. Not only US walked out straight of the agreement, but Europe too found it difficult to achieve the small target.
Quotes-Unquotes on Climate Change
US President Barack Obama, July 2008: “I strongly agree with Vice President Gore that we cannot drill our way to energy independence, but must fast-track investments in renewable sources of energy like solar power, wind power and advanced biofuels.”
Buddhist spiritual leader Dalai Lama, November 2009:”Global issues should be number one,” “In some cases, in order to protect global issues some sacrifice for national interest is worth it in the long run. Global warming, these things, they suffer everybody.”
Al Gore, December 2008: “We can’t negotiate the facts. We can’t negotiate the truth about the situation. And for those who are too fearful to finish, it can be done and must be done. Make sure we succeed, . . . It is wrong for this generation to destroy the habitability of our planet and ruin the prospects of every future generation.”