Posted by Jeremy Goldkorn on Friday, October 6, 2006 at 12:56 AM
China Dialogue is a bilingual website about Chinese and global environmental issues. All the articles are published bilingually. In addition, comments are translated both from English to Chinese and vice versa.
They have published an interview with Al Gore by Isabel Hilton in which he talks about how campaigning against climate change is different from running for president, and how India and China fit into the climate change debate.
Al Gore: Well, the truth is that China and India will have to be a part of the solution. But the way to get them to join in solving the crisis is for us to go first and to take the actions that the UK is beginning to take and that I hope the United States will begin to take. Secondly, China and India are sometimes stereotyped unfairly. The truth is they know, or many of their leaders and scientists know full well, how much they have to lose if this climate crisis is not checked.
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