Sunday, December 06, 2009
Reference: Don't put the South on the road to permanent poverty, Bangkok Post, December 5, 2009
The global warming alarm began in the early 1990s at about the same time that Deng's new China began its economic ascent. Instead of welcoming China into the global economy, the West responded with paranoia, fearing that a billion Chinese living like Europeans would put a strain on the world's supply of energy and resources and threaten the comfortable lifestyle of the rich nations. It is possible that the global warming agenda of controlling how much fossil fuel gets used, is mechanism to ensure the rich nations' continued access to energy as well as to keep rich nations rich and poor nations poor.