Sun, 18 Mar 2012 09:01:45 GMT

Time to turn the clock back on climate change: Abdullah

New Delhi, Mar 17 (PTI) Questioning the developed countries'' reluctance to transfer technology to the developing world to combat climate change, Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah today stressed on joint efforts to "turn the clock back" and save the earth.

"I think the world is coming to an end and we are going to be one who will bring that end," Abdullah said addressing a conference on sustainable development.

Abdullah said India needs all forms of energy including nuclear power to develop and questioned why can''t the developed world pass on the technology to developing country without charging too much for it.

He lashed at the developed countries for asking India to keep its carbon emission down, saying that it will hamper its development.

"They tell us that your cardon dioxide should not go up, but how do we develop? We need industry and for industry we need power, and for power we need every single power, whether it is the renewable energy. We also need atomic power, because we can not do without that," he said.

"World has the technology and why it is not possible to pass this technology to the developing world without for asking for too much of money which we can not afford," Abdullah added.

Later in the sidelines of the conference, he said, "You see the global warming that is taking place. The way the destruction of environment is taking place. All this are actually the evidence of what is going to come if we do not change now."
When asked whether he is optimistic for a solution, Abdullah replied, "I hope so... We have to all work together to see that we are able to turn the clock back." .

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