Los Angeles Times
Global Warming Creates Rift Over North-South Waters
Elliot Diringer; Malik Amin Aslam
Elliot Diringer is director of
international strategies at the Pew Center on Global Climate Change.
Malik Amin Aslam is executive director of ENVORK,
a research organization based in Islamabad, Pakistan
July 13, 2001
This article has been reprinted on the website for the
Pew Center on Global Climate Change at-- http://www.pewclimate.org/press_room/opinion_editorials/rift_waters.cfm
The diplomatic uproar over U.S. rejection of the Kyoto Protocol
has played largely as a drama between Europe and the United States. Yet there's a deeper worry: deteriorating prospects for
ever enlisting the rest of the world, in particular developing nations, in the fight against global warming.
President Bush contends that any climate agreement binding the U.S. but not
developing countries like China and India is unfair.
It is true that annual greenhouse gas emissions from developing nations will
soon rival those of the industrialized nations. But the president's notion of fairness obscures physical and geopolitical
realities that are far more complex. ...
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