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    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    Stop deluding yourself Steve. Underveloped Nations are not the problem without America and the West.


    I have no idea what I'm supposed to be deluding myself about.

    You are not connecting the dots, Big.

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    Default Re: Capitalism , Democracy adn all of its foundations are based on fairy tales

    How about this?:

    "One consequence of the industrial revolution, dependency on oil, became, more and more, a feature of even the most underdeveloped countries, causing alarms to be raised about the damage, permanent and irreversible, done by the by-products of fossile fuels, to the Earth's ecosystems."


    As a general rule, long sentences are not good for readability. But they can work, and yours does. It also sounds fitting for a historical account.

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    There is no need to emphasize the underdeveloped Nations’ dependence on oil. Their consumption is within limits. Again, in the article Germany’s President says pollution should not exceed 2 tons per head while in America its 20 tons per head. That is your problem.

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    Big, environmental issues are a huge problem in underveloped nations. And probably more to your point, there is always pressure to develop, and so we see nations like India and China, once considered underdeveloped, are now major polluters in their own right. They changed over time. We need to re-think our use of fossil fuels overall, not bound by national lines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matclone View Post
    Big, environmental issues are a huge problem in underveloped nations.
    That is different from greenhouse effect.

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    I'd like to see a complete list of countries.

    The article only gives the numbers for Germany & the US.

    Maybe their bullet trains are skewing the figs?

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