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Debate the following proposition: "The countries of India and China have a "right" to pollute the environment until they catch up with more industrialized countries."

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There are three aspects to any story: my side, your side, and the truth! The same goes for this case. India and China are fast growing economies and their carbon consumption is increasing at an alarming rate. A lot of people ascribe the rise in oil prices to the growth in these two economies. Even when the world economy as a whole is facing a severe recession, both these economies are expected to grow at more than 6% per year! So what are the three sides?

The Developed Countries Story: A huge carbon based economy is bad for the environment, and economies ...

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India and China are critiqued for their carbon consumption.