SINGAPORE – Asia’s rise is unstoppable. What is stoppable is the steep rise in Asia’s reliance on fossil fuels. Indeed, the decisions to be made by Asia on energy production and use will determine the fate of our planet’s environment.
It is natural for the world to be alarmed by Asia’s growing appetite for energy. If China and India replicate American per capita consumption of fossil fuels, the resulting greenhouse-gas emissions will only accelerate global warming.