Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Indian government denies climate change -- Agence France Presse

India's Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh (above) is being severely criticized by scientists after he questioned that global waming is melting Himalayan glaciers. Ignoring a mass of IPCC reports (whose lowball predictions must be approved by governments), he quoted "junk science" from climate deniers.

His stand is influenced by state-owned Coal India and major polluters. Last year the private Tata Power company got $4 billion from World Bank, Asia Development Bank and other sources for a single mega-plant; India plans to build more than 200 coal-burning plants (some pictures).

This is just the tip of the iceberg. The "denial industry" is a well-funded worldwide campaign by business-as-usual lobbies. For the full story see the new book by James Hoggan & Richard Littlemore, Climate Cover-Up: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming (2009). climate protest in Vilandai, India

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