Wednesday, February 08, 2006

China's Enviro-Insurgecy

When Red Goes Green
A burgeoning Chinese environmental movement tries to stem the devastation wrought by the country's massive economic transformation.
By Jehangir Pocha


China's economic "miracle will end soon because the environment can no longer keep pace," Pan Yue, China's deputy minister for the environment, said in a recent interview with Der Spiegel magazine. "Acid rain is falling on one third of China's territory, half of the water in our seven largest rivers is completely useless. ... One third of the urban population is breathing polluted air ... [and] because the air and water are polluted we are losing between 8 and 15 percent of our gross domestic product."

{... interesting article from In These Times at link above


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