18 APR,2021 | MEDC
The world is severely impacted by global warming and climate change. When the rich of the world have historically grown their economies using unsustainable environmental practices, they have no moral right to preach to the poor how to select their development strategies. However, following a tit-for-tat policy will now be counterproductive. India’s energy consumption patterns need to gradually shift from fossil fuels to renewables, and from pollutants to clean and green energies. Already, in parts of Maharashtra, unseasonal rains and hailstorms have destroyeda lot of local agricultural produce. The majority of the world has to suffer due to the follies of the minority. India will undoubtedly play its part in bringing about a green recovery, but our Environment Minister is also right in pointing out that developed nations must finance new technologies to counter what they have caused and not just profit from it. Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones at others.
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