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Clinton: India, China can burn up planet

Washington: Talking tough on climate change, the former U.S. President, Bill Clinton, has said countries like India and China can “burn up” the planet, if they do not limit greenhouse emissions.

“... if India and China and the other emerging economies don’t join in some sort of limitation, then they can burn up the planet,” he said in an interview to ABC News.

China overtakes U.S.

“This year, China surpassed the United States as the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases. They’re coming up with a new coal-fired power plant every 10 days or so.

“They don’t want to make a commitment. The developing countries believe that western powers will keep them in second-class economic status while they try to manage their own growth. The Indians feel the same way,” Mr. Clinton said.

“But I think eventually they are all going to join hands in fighting the cause. I think what they’re looking for us to do is to prove that there’s an economical way to do this.” — PTI

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