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    Climate forum offers a chance for Qatar
    Gulf Times ? Qatar?s top-selling English daily newspaper - Opinion

     
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    What does this mean? Are these wasteful evil earth-damagers? Or is this something else?

    The high per capita number is cow-pie... It's because most of those emissions are made to provide exported energy to YOU and Europe and the rest of the gloating world. Those emissions should be charged to the CUSTOMERS of Qatar energy.

    That and the fact that WE probably consume a large fraction of Qatar energy supporting our bases and airfields there for the war effort. Doesn't take but a couple busloads of people to fill up Qatar for the weekend..
     
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    I'm not sure where you get any of these impressions, they certainly aren't in the portion of the article that I posted, nor do the seem to represent a reasonable interpretation of the information in the entire article from which that portion of the article was extracted. If there are specific issues that you feel the article misportrays or misrepresents, I will be happy to discuss those issues with you.
     
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    maybe 8 people care
     
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    My how your reading comprehension sucks.. You post an article where the WHOLE PREMISE is that Qatar is energy squandering country and is being given this wonderful chance to redeem itself by hosting a green circle-jerk. I tell you that the primary premise is OBVIOUSLY faulty because the numbers given are meaningless. And you accuse ME of misrepresenting the article..

    Oh -- those are rules? EXCUZZZZE me.......
    :eek: I think YOU should understand the article before deciding that it's actually valuable insight.

    Qatar has NOTHING to be ashamed of as a net MAJOR SUPPLIER of energy...
     
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    As long as it's the right 8. :cool:
     
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    Really pretty dumb. Qatar's oil is a finite resource. The sun and wind there are not finite. Qatar and the other oil states need to look to the future, and that is what Qatar is doing.
     
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    The message you assert is not in the words of the article. I try to stick with information actually conveyed rather than trying to divine meaning according some ill-defined sense of what people "are really trying to say."

    I see no reference stating that Qatar should be ashamed of anything much less it's energy production. BTW, as far as I know Qatar's actual energy production is quite small, though they do produce a significant amount of oil that is bought by others. So while the nation is a large producer of fuel feedstock (oil) it technically isn't a major energy producer.
     

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