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Sacrificing Africa to the cause of preventing climate change represents an act of well-intentioned brutality by the environmental left. To begin with, the science of climate change is suspect on theoretical and empirical grounds. To use that questionable science as a pretext for denying the third world cheap fossil fuels for economic development is nothing short of cruel. In fact, the climate alarmists would foreclose the possibility of leveraging additional CO2 to enable actions that could improve the environment in other, more highly-valued ways (by eliminating disease, for example).