China’s pollution nightmare – Christian Science Monitor

The emergence of China as a dominant economic power is an epochal event, occasioning the most massive and rapid redistribution of the earth’s resources in human history. The country has also become a ravenous consumer. Its appetite for raw materials drives up international commodity prices and shipping rates while its middle class, projected to jump to 700 million by 2020, is learning the gratifications of consumerism.

A very sobering read.

One thought on “China’s pollution nightmare – Christian Science Monitor

  1. The ‘problem’is the density of a country and not the population.
    Naturally Monaco, Singapore & Vatican do not really frighten, India 18è, R-U. 32è, China 53è on 192;
    There is 149.000.000 Kms² of continent ground
    = 22.222,22 m²/hab.
    (Which 3.174,60 m² of deserted/hab.
    + 53.840,41 m² of sea/hab.).


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