I heard a comment while watching Fox that made me think.
The discussion was about the Copenhagen conference and which countries would sign on to making cuts.
One of the threads of conversation was about Kyoto and the notion that developing countries like China and India would have been exempted.
There is a push now by large industrial countries to not give China and India these exemptions, make them follow the same rules as everyone else.
My belief all along has been that they should. In fact, this has been one of my biggest hang-ups about the Kyoto Protocol (one of many).
The comment made though is that China and India may believe that all of these industrial countries used carbon-emitting practices to build their industrial base and now want China and India to play by different rules in their development.
I found this a curious way to look at it.
Forgetting all other things about China and India, unfair pricing, unlevel playing field such as lower wages, etc, do they have a point?
Are the developed countries being arrogant in making these countries play by different rules or are these environmental rules a good way to level the playing field?
What do you think?