At a recent forum on climate change, President of the United States, George W Bush, angered the rest of the world when he refused to set legal US targets for the reduction of greenhouse gases, stating that countries should set their own targets:
“We must do it in a way that does not undermine economic growth or prevent nations from delivering greater prosperity for their people…….”
…….was the message coming from the lips of the American president.
It’s easy to read between the lines of his statements, interpreting “……delivering greater prosperity for their people……” as, “…….delivering greater riches to the wealthy and powerful.”
Greed is a terrible master. It blinds to all going on around it. Science has already concluded that global warming, only a year or two ago considered a problem our children’s children would have to face, is now likely to seriously effect most human beings alive on the planet today. The acceleration of this phenomenon is staggering researchers, who now firmly believe only fast and efficient action stands any chance of combating the changes sufficient to prevent global catastrophe.
BBC report HERE.
What will the rich and powerful do with their ill-gotten gains then?
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