December 14, 2006 9:33 AM PST

India says its carbon emissions not harming world

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Country's environment minister says emissions are insignificant compared with those of richer nations.

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is this not true ?
is this not ture ? I think Govt of India and the people are more aware of the pollution and greenhouse gases than the counter parts in US. While US contributes to the majority of worlds pollution, there is no strog movement to reduce this. Neither the Govt nor the people care less about this.
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The truth is ...
I hate to sound like an a$$ but ...
The truth is that many in India might be more aware of pollution because they live in a pile of garbage in the slums of Mumbai, New Delhi, Gwalior, Hyderabad, Bhopal, etc. India has a huge mess to clean up across the entire country. It is likely that there are more people living in extreme poverty in India than the entire population of the US. With a population of 1+ billion, imagine the global ramifications based simply on the population.
Posted by DecliningUSDollar (56 comments )
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Re: Is this not true?
I think you might find that it's our (current) Government that doesn't seem to care about reducing our pollution, not necessariy the population of the United States, in general.

Naturally, there will always be many who feel it's unnecessary and we're just fine. Just as there will always be many who don't feel that global warming, and other environmental issues is/are a problem.

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Posted by chuck_whealton (521 comments )
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True India needs a check, but also true that US is the biggest polluter
India and China definitely need to plan for the future, and I mean a bright future without adding to environmental problems. At the same time US & Japan need a drastic cut on their pollution levels and show the world how its done.

This section from the article says it all ...

"The top five sources of greenhouse gases were the United States, China, Russia, India and Japan.
The United States' per-capita greenhouse emissions were 24 metric tons based on 2004 data. China was 4 metric tons and India 2 metric tons based on 2000 data"
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koyoto clueless
The Kyoto accord, to which the US is thankfully not a signatory is a pile of self righteous crap. That someone in the US, or Canada, should cut back on emissions so that India and China can pollute unchecked, and then import the junk that China and India produce, at the expense of jobs here is ludicrous. The US is concerned about a few Mexicans stealing jobs - yet the looney left wants to export more jobs wholesale to the Kyoto defined third world. China and India are where East Germany was 20 years ago - pouring raw sewage and toxic chemicals into the water, and running unfiltered smelter and refinery smokestacks belching like Pittsburgh did in the 50's.

The bad news is the Canadian government of the time signed onto this nonsense. The good news is they were to incompetent to follow-up and actually stick the Canadian consumer and worker with the consequences.

That is the real inconvenient truth.
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