BBC: India lambasted the richer world's carbon-cutting plans, calling long-term net-zero targets, "pie in the sky." Their energy minister said poor nations want to continue using fossil fuels and the rich countries "can't stop it". China meanwhile declined to attend a different climate event organized by the UK. ...
India, the world's fourth-largest emitter, doesn't seem keen to join the club. "2060 sounds good, but it is just that, it sounds good," Raj Kumar Singh, India's minister for power, told a meeting organized by the International Energy Agency (IEA). "I would call it, and I'm sorry to say this, but it is just a pie in the sky."
To the discomfort of his fellow panelists, Mr Singh singled out developed countries where per capita emissions are much higher than in India. "You have countries whose per capita emissions are four or five or 12 times the world average. The question is when are they going to come down?" "What we hear is that by 2050 or 2060 we will become carbon neutral, 2060 is far away and if the people emit at the rate they are emitting the world won't survive, so what are you going to do in the next five years that's what the world wants to know."
CNBC: "Extreme weather such as hurricanes, flooding, freezing temperatures and wildfires has prompted some to rethink where they will spend their golden years...Another client in Austin suffered from the region’s deep freeze and power outages in February. When pipes froze and their condo flooded, they started to question their long-term plans, McGlothlin said.With the possibility of another cold snap, more home damage or future displacement, they are reconsidering where they are living."