This is with reference to "Last call to get climate deal right" (November 15-30). Many countries are asking the United Nations for alms in the name of carbon credit sharing. After receiving the funds they are not using the money to reduce carbon footprint. Instead they are investing the money in infrastructure. The UN must stop encouraging such activities. The countries with perverted ambitions are destroying the environment through their real estate dreams. Carbon emissions will grow with population expansion and the countries must do something about it.
S JEEVANANDA REDDY
The madness of consumerism and manufacturing is eroding the Indian economic model. Forests are seeing a steep rise in the number of motels and lodges each year. Be it Udhagamandalam or Coonoor, they all have been converted into concrete jungles. In the name of infrastructure, agricultural land and forests are being sacrificed. If the situation remains so, India is likely to lose 50 per cent of its agricultural land and forests in the next 50 years.