By Paul Homewood
Paul Driessen writes for CFACT:
We are just now entering the age of industrialization, newly elected President Rodrigo Duterte said recently, explaining why the Philippines will not ratify the Paris climate accords. “Now that we’re developing, you will impose a limit? That’s absurd. It’s being imposed upon us by the industrialized countries. They think they can dictate our destiny.”
More developing nations are taking the same stance – and rightly so. They increasingly understand that fossil fuels are needed to modernize, industrialize, and decrease poverty, malnutrition, and disease. Many supported the 2015 Paris climate treaty for three reasons.
They are not required to reduce their oil, natural gas, and coal use, economic development, and greenhouse gas emissions, because doing so would prevent them from improving their people’s living standards.
They want the free technology transfers and trillions of dollars in climate “adaptation, mitigation and reparation” funds…
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