Fidel Castro has long been interested in the environment, repeatedly pointing out the unsustainability of he current globalised system of capitalism. Here are some of his recent observations (October 2009) in the context of Kobenhavn.
…..The issue is no longer “Patria o Muerte (Homeland or Death)”; it is truly and without exaggeration a matter of “Life or Death” for the human race.
The capitalist system is not only oppressing and plundering our countries; the wealthiest industrial nations wish to impose to the rest of the world the bulk of the burden in the struggle on climate change. Who are they trying to fool with that? In Copenhagen, the ALBA and the Third World countries will be struggling for the survival of the species.
Fidel Castro Ruz, October 19, 2009