February 06, 2007

Feb. 6, 2007: China - Environment

THE DOWNSIDE OF THE BOOM
China's Poison for the Planet
, Feb. 1, 2007, via newsbeat1

If you have trouble finding any of these go to Spiegel Online and look for English in the menu at the top.

www.spiegel.de/international/

www.spiegel.de/international/
spiegel/0,1518,461828,00.html

Can the environment withstand China's growing economic might? As one of the planet's worst polluters, Beijing's ecological sins are creating problems on a global scale. Many countries are now feeling the consequences. By Andreas Lorenz and Wieland Wagner more...

www.spiegel.de/international/spiegel
/0,1518,461828,00.html

* SPIEGEL Special: Globalization, the New World: Cheap, Cheerful and Chinese?

www.spiegel.de/international/spiegel
/0,1518,385446,00.html

* The World's Toxic Waste Dump : Choking on Chemicals in China
www.spiegel.de/international/
spiegel/0,1518,387392,00.html

* SPIEGEL Interview with China's Deputy Minister of the Environment: "The Chinese Miracle Will End Soon"

www.spiegel.de/international/spiegel
/0,1518,345694,00.html


Remember that with the Kyoto Accord, China did not have to do anything to curb emissions and has refused to sign on to any onerous curbing, anyway. Kyoto was about transferring money from countries like Canada to China, etc. In other words, it would have done nothing but it would satisfy somebody. Who? What businessmen? What politicians and why?


Peace

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