You've probably heard about the new small car from India's Tata Motors, said to be the cheapest in the world today. If there's anyone who's not looking forward to it, it's George Monbiot
, the British journalist who coined the term "moonbat" from his name (Hat tip: Tim Blair
What it represents, however, is more ominous. This marks the beginning of mass private transport in the world’s second largest population. India’s carbon dioxide emissions per capita — at 1.2 tonnes — are just 12% of the United Kingdom’s.
But that is changing rapidly, as the middle class expands and economic growth continues to barrel along at gobsmacking rates. For years, environmentalists have speculated about what would happen if consumption in the poor world matched consumption in the rich, talking of the number of planets that would be required to sustain us. Now the great experiment has begun.
Is he scared that this car will cause more "global warming"? Ha ha ha. In that case, I say it's worth buying this new dandy!
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