The global warming and depletion of the ozone layer is bound to create melting of glaciers and rampaging cancers would devastate the human life in the world. The floods and droughts would destroy the whole habitats on earth and forests would simply vanish.
The flora and fauna are getting extinct on a fast pace and the new strains of germs and diseases are spreading around the world. The climate change is demanding new and unhealthy adjustments with nature. Natural resource base is getting narrowed. The options for rural livelihoods are narrowing down. The springs are no more cheerful and life is becoming sad and gloomy. The direct result of this situation is the poverty, death and disease.
The whole world on equitable basis has a right over the wholesome environmental conditions. In order to respectfully live and enjoy in this world, every human being has equal title to the natural resources including clean air, clean water and clean environment. Infringing on the environmental rights by USA and its businesses around the world is not acceptable. By not ratifying the Kyoto protocol the President Bush of USA has not admitted the universality of equal human rights around the world.
Environment is not at all a country specific. ...
All other countries where the USA businesses are located have to ensure the compliance with the international and local standards on environment. Any business concern found not compliant must be penalized properly. Any let up in this connection can further harm the global environment.
The 25% share of USA in CO2 emissions is really an alarming proportion. The excuse or the argument of President Bush does not hold good. The unemployment generated in USA by CO2 reduction by 2015 is not tenable. The industries have to be harnessed. Mere profit making should not be their main aim. USA has to look at its meager population as compared to the whole world. Local consumption of goods in USA does not warrant sustained growth in the USA. Even the oil reserves accumulated from the Iraq war cannot for sure guarantee the sustained GDP growth for USA. The CO2 emissions from China and India are equally bad. But this argument taken by USA does not suit the world's largest and most sophisticated technology based economy of USA. The Japan and Canada have equal responsibility. However USA has to take lead.
The consumers of the industrial goods are 5.6 billion people around the world. Therefore their interest has to be watched. There is no escape from the fact that businesses around the world have to take care of their environments. As soon it is done, better it is. The air has to remain clean. The waters have to be saved from pollution. The forests have to be protected from the deforestation. The recycling has to become the way of our lives.