New Deli IN: The Indian prime minister welcomed the new Chinese prime minister on her first visit to the Indian capital city. The red carpet treatment was extended to the visiting Chinese dignitary on a beautifully cool and clear summer day.
Following a short motor trip from the Indira Gandhi International Airport to the Taj Mahal Hotel, the two country's leaders began talks over a working lunch. There was much to discuss considering the state of the world since India and China's refusal to sign the Kyoto II Protocol in 2012.
Both Asian governments had emphatically said no thank you to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and pressed ahead with industrialization, bilateral trade and other scientific commerce. In the ensuing 100 years, lead by the USA's "Cap and Trade" bill some Western countries began the process of removing large amounts of so called greenhouse gases, particularly CO2 from the atmosphere.
The US environmentalists were happy as more and more CO2 was removed, dropping the temperature ever so slightly. Then it happened, as predicted by Sir Isaac Newton centuries earlier. There was a loud whoosh, as all the air pollution flowed from the warmer Eastern Hemisphere to the colder Western Hemisphere.
The discussions between India and China will continue until a bi-national Western hemisphere environmental cleanup plan is formulated. After all it is the neighborly thing to do!