The abrupt New Year’s Eve reversal of President Morales’ decision to raise petrol and diesel prices represents a setback for prospects of reducing global carbon dioxide emissions.
Setbacks for environmental campaigners in Brazil and Alaska illustrate why the idea of earth rights advocated by the Bolivian president, Evo Morales, deserves serious consideration. But last week’s People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth has been widely ignored by western media.
At last we can engage in stimulating debate about climate change. The World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth in Cochabamba offers a breath of fresh air in its radical agenda.