Very cagey. And India’s position on AGW?
India loves the UN's climate change policies ...
Throughout its National Action Plan, India demonstrates that it will divert precious little of its scarce resources to solving the climate crisis.
... it's a money-maker for India and a lever with which to obtain western technology. As the Action Plan makes clear, there's only one condition under which India need spend a rupee to help curb global warming "--(if) these incremental costs are borne by developed countries and the needed technologies are transferred."
It’s too bad our own political class can’t be as bold and realistic.
... man-made global warming may not exist, and that if it does exist, its existence may be of no account to India.
"No firm link between the changes described below and warming due to anthropogenic climate change has yet been established,"
... why spend money on this possible non-event. Much better to focus on maximizing wealth and health.
But get this! The chairman of the UN IPCC, the organization that has consistently and loudly warned that unless we curb GHG emissons "we’re all gonna die!!" is none other than India’s own Rajendra Pachauri - the same Rajendra Pachauri who helped draft and strongly supports India’s Action Plan. In other words he’s a monumental freaking hypocrite:
... he has been a vehement defender of the UN Panel's position, brooking no dissent from the view that time was short if the planet was to avert climate change catastrophe.And at the same time:
He vehemently endorsed his Prime Minister's [AGW denying] National Action Plan.... [which] should be implemented and the west should "get off the back of India."Incredible! I wonder how long Mr. Pachauri expects to keep his job at the UN IPCC.