May 5, 2014

Sacrificing Africa for Climate Change

Caleb Rossiter, Wall Street Journal

The Associated Press

Every year environmental groups celebrate a night when institutions in developed countries (including my own university) turn off their lights as a protest against fossil fuels. They say their goal is to get America and Europe to look from space like Africa: dark, because of minimal energy use.

But that is the opposite of what's desired by Africans I know.

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TAGGED: Development, Global Warming, Climate Change, Africa


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Uganda's Ticking Time Bomb
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Angola's Oil Barrel Diplomacy
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The Guardian
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