TajToday’s Financial Times is reporting that Indian Environmental Minister Jairam Ramesh, accused the West of “needlessly raising alarm over melting Himalayan glaciers.” The accusation comes just weeks after the controversial Cap and Trade bill passed the United States House of Representatives. The controversial bill aims to reduce greenhouse gases in the US 80% by 2050.

Ramesh wants no part in it, saying  yesterday “The world has nothing to fear from India’s development … An artifical cap is not desirable and not even necessary as we haven’t been responsible for emissions in the first place.” The West responded by threatening to halt financial aid to nations that do not make efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

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