In some respects Tata’s sales of this car and, sales of all cars everywhere in the world, may become self-limiting as increased demand for fuel drives prices out of the reach of many (including poor Indian farmers and Canadian graduate students). Developed countries should focus their political pressure on ways citizens in develping countries can improve their life in a sustainable way. Examples might be local generation of electricity by sustainable methods, or farming techniques which require less water. Insisting that the 2.5 billion people in China and India should stick to travelling by foot and be content without power or plumbing is unethical and is unlikely to impress those people eager to benefit from the technology we’ve taken advantage of for decades. Once again, it falls to us to take the boldest steps. Do you suppose Stephen Harper reads this blog?