Monday, June 30, 2014

(Related update): Indeed They Are

Related update:   With a hat tip to NotPC, here's an article from applauding the recent efforts of the Indian government to dismantle Greenpeace's efforts in their country.  Here's an excerpt:
Greenpeace has long since established itself as the enemy of the industrial process. Which means it is also the enemy of jobs, economic growth and progress. What kind of responsible political leader wouldn't want to protect his people from such an obvious threat?

Well not David Cameron, clearly. But Modi and his government are made of stronger stuff. India's Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar, for example, has just issued a pretty unapologetic warning that his country intends to put economic growth before combating climate change.
"Unless we tackle poverty, unless we eradicate poverty, we cannot really address climate change. To that end, we need to grow. Our net CO2 emissions may increase."
Original Post (6/15/14): carried an article yesterday entitled "India Labels Green Peace 'A threat to economic security'".  Here's an excerpt from that post:
The report, signed by IB Joint Director S A Rizvi, accuses Greenpeace of contravening laws to “change the dynamics of India’s energy mix”. The bureau says Greenpeace’s ‘superior network’ of numerous pan-India organisations has helped conduct anti-nuclear agitations and mounted “massive efforts to take down India’s coal fired power plants and coal mining activity”. Greenpeace will take on India’s IT sector over e-waste among other “next targets”, the report says.
There's a lot of interest in the article, which shows the many different tactics environmental NGOs like Greenpeace will employ in order to force developing countries into adopting  inefficient, expensive, and undependable forms of alternative energy.