India has long insisted that since rich, developed countries created the global warming problem, they're the ones that should deal with it. Indian Enviornmental Minister Jairam Ramesh told Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as much when she broached the subject of India accepting legally binding emissions cuts during her visit to New Delhi this past summer. But now India is singing a different tune. Why?
For a very lopsided reason, explains Reason Foundation Senior Analyst Shikha Dalmia—a native of India—in her latest column in the Wall Street Journal.