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Literally - economic development in the third world is dependent on cheap plentiful electricity. From Dawn:

Poor nations light their way without Kyoto caps
ZANDSPRUIT (South Africa): Stanley Diphofa is happy to be hooked up to South Africa’s power grid. And he’s not worried by the fact that the massive coal-fired stations which power it emit large quantities of greenhouse gases blamed for climate change.

“If you have no electricity, you have no business,” he said outside his modest computer service centre — housed in a corrugated iron shed — on the edge of a crowded squatter camp just north of Johannesburg.

One section of the camp has been hooked up to electricity; the other half desperately wants to be plugged in.

“Electricity makes a huge difference. You can cook, iron, study at night,” said Bongani Dyala, a high school student who lives in a shack in the part of the camp with no power.

The government is keen to roll out more power services to millions of poor black South Africans and it does not want to commit itself to greenhouse gas emission cuts under the United Nations’ Kyoto Protocol on climate change.

The environmentalists are ruining it for everyone else trying to get ahead in their lives. CO2 is not a bad gas - it is essential for photosynthesis and we are seeing an increase in yield per acre in farmland production directly from the increase.

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