Should promoting economic growth and fighting poverty be more important than reducing greenhouse gases in developing nations?

Posted by: wbirchall

Poll closed on 10/1/2014 at 11:59PM.
  • Yes

  • No

80% 8 votes
20% 2 votes
  • On the whole, I would have to say yes. Many developed nations (obviously not China) are attempting to leapfrog technology as to avoid greenhouse has emissions because unlike the US, they recognize pollution and climate change as hinderances to their overall growth. I'm convinced China is beyond the need for encouraging economic growth, but I'm not convinced other countries in the global south are to that point.

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    Choedon says2014-06-18T22:57:06.5845272-05:00
    If we are going to help the environment then we're going to have to educate and repair the economic state of the country first. There can be a state effort to reduce poverty with a simultaneous environmental entitative, we don't have to just pick one. We are completely capable of multitasking with the multitude of worldwide initiatives available.
    Callum90 says2014-06-18T23:46:36.9219734-05:00
    That's exactly what developing countries should do. We'd not be certain of what global warming could directly affect the poor nations, but, unemployment and starvation surely shaken people lives.
    wbirchall says2014-06-20T17:25:29.8214740-05:00
    Thanks Choedon. Would you feel the same if you were the government of the developing nation?

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