THE QUESTION

People jump on America for dragging its feet on global warming; what about developing countries like China, India and Brazil? Will this "planetary emergency" bring rich and poor nations closer together or drive them further apart?

Posted by Zakaria, Ignatius & Ahn on April 18, 2007 9:48 AM

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William M. Gumede is a former deputy editor of The Sowetan, Johannesburg. He is the author of the bestselling Thabo Mbeki and the Battle for the Soul of the ANC. His new book, The Democracy Gap: Africaʼs Wasted Years, will be released in the U.S. in May, 2009.

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It is true that the poor in developing countries are the least to blame for global warming, but yet will suffer the most from it. Yet Africa's poor already lack many basic needs, and taking steps to fight global warming may bear even greater costs for them.

William M. Gumede South Africa | 0 COMMENTS
Apr 23, 2007 at 9:19 AM
Mubashar Jawed Akbar is a leading Indian journalist and author. He's the founder and editor-in-chief of The Asian Age, a daily multi-edition Indian newspaper with a global perspective and editor-in-chief of The Deccan Chronicle, a news daily based in Hyderabad. He has written books including Blood Brothers, Nehru: The Making of India, Kashmir: Behind the Vale, Riot After Riot, The Shade of Swords, and India: The Siege Within.

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M.J. Akbar India | 3 COMMENTS
Shekhar Gupta is the editor-in-chief of The Indian Express in New Delhi.

India’s With Pakistan: Rich Must Fix This

shekhar gupta India | 2 COMMENTS
Kyoko Altman has worked as a correspondent and anchor for CNN and CNBC, and as a news-magazine reporter for Japan's top-ranked news program 'News Station' on TV Asahi. She has covered more than twenty countries.

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