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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Climate Change and the Left

Global climate change is rapidly becoming an issue in which we can clearly see that the old Left-Right divide is just too simplistic. The complexities of the divisions between the Left and Right, environmentalists and corporations, investors/developers and the poor, indigenous and ethnic majorities are harder to grasp and far more complex than most commentators, interested parties or journalists/writers would have us think. This article via Inter-Press Service, originally from its Tierramerica service, helps to show some of those strange divisions and complex confrontations between interests. Because Evo Morales, the president of Bolivia, is indigenous and a socialist, more than most leaders he is caught in the middle of this muddle.

CLIMATE CHANGE: Forests Not for Absorbing Carbon, Say Activists - IPS

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