“This notion that India is intransigent on mitigation is crap. We are mitigating and mitigating considerably to save our forests and our rivers. But for an international agreement, the developed world has to demonstrate its seriousness much more credibly than it has done so far.”This also brings to the fore the mercurial disposition of the Obama administration, whose Climate and Energy legislation had been one of the prime factors for levering it to power. Even as I write this, flash mobs are barraging Obama and thousands of eco- activists are sending climate action wake-up calls to world leaders.
While U.S. dithers on the eve of the Copenhagen meet, efforts at damage control over the climate imbroglio continue through a series of 20-nation climate summits at Brussels, New York and later, Pittsburgh. It remains to be seen whether the initiative taken by India goads other nations to change their stiff-necked approach to emissions or coerces the Obama Governance to finally shake off its feet of clay and get to act.
Summary cross posted with INDIA WATER PORTAL