I concur completely with Bobber. If we want countries to curb their development, then we should either give them some of our wealth to balance things up, or agree to shut down some of our factories, close down and reforest our farms and give up our nice warm, energy hungry homes and cars.
And like Bobber says, the end-is-nigh rhetoric is sounding thin. I've been told we're in peril from nucluear armegeddon, acid rain, ice ages, over population, terrorists, SARS, AIDS, millinieum bugs blah blah blah.
Whenever the UN or whatever get together the only people who seem to prosper are Toyota Landcruiser dealers, Security Guard Sunglasses manufacturers, five star hotels and prostitutes.