I am an Indian, India a member of third world nations group. HDI and other parameters, these nations are way behind and in 21st century how they are going to stand? There is list of Failed nations. We discuss fundamental weakness, communities across third world are feudal by nature , then except India, undemocratic regimes rule there, corruption and nepotism is a part of system. Religion is a important factor in these nations , though religion has become poor institution but it's hot cake.brings political dividends. Economy, education, media are controlled. No free flow of Knowledge
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On Africa, there are 'outsiders' who have really changed their minds, and see a more hopeful future than you. For a couple of examples:
Thanks, Yogiinjoy. I always appreciate your insightful comments. I hope you'll stop by my latest Hubs on Go Green and take a look.
A very good analysis. We can't however, consider climate change alone. We also have to consider destruction of farmland through agribusiness practices. This is a major issue for India's rice crop.
Yes, land use decisions of various types will certainly be important as well. (And, for that matter, also impact climate!)
Thanks back, Doc Snow. I'd be really interested in your thoughts on my hubs on ecology. Go to my profile / content / and at the Show: ALL, hit the drop-down and select Politics and social issues. I hope to see you there!
I will check them out!
This climate change argument lacks serious credibility. Climate - by definition is ever changing. It is irresponsibly naive to place such emphasis on an unproven theory that has relied on excessively impractical models and using false data.
Lions Den, you are quite incorrect. Yes, climate changes, but what humanity is driving with its greenhouse gas emissions is problematic for our well-being. Climate models have a strong record, and there's no 'false data.'
Yes. The Gandhian solution is to accept that these are tribal peoples, and not try to "civilize" them fast. Instead, build villages using the latest green technologies and nourish self-governed, slow growth.