But we know better than them, right?

Posted: July 15, 2008 in Politics

Energy Expert: Poverty Stricken Don’t ‘Give a Damn’ About Warming
By Julia A. Seymour
Business & Media Institute
H/T: Newsbusters

According to one energy security expert, unless prosperity exists people simply will not care about climate change. Gal Luft, executive director of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security, said on July 11 that the poor have other priorities than global warming.

“They [poor people] could not give a damn about climate change because they want 24 hours a day light,” said Luft who cited the example of people living in slums outside Bangalore, India.

“In India alone, 600 million people are not connected even to the [power] grid,” said Luft, “When you talk to these people all you have to do is drive 10 minutes from the center of Bangalore to the slums there and ask them about climate change. And they’ll tell you: ‘We want electricity, we want it today, we want it cheap, we don’t care how you make it.’” (more…)

  1. Wizz says:

    They needed an “expert” for this?

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