Thursday, March 17, 2005

Who says environmental problems will derail China's economic growth?

China's environment minister, that's who. Pan Yue recently gave a startling interview to the German magazine Der Speigel. He says the Chinese economy uses materials so inefficiently and has created such huge environmental problems that eventually growth will be seriously curtailed. That has major implications for China, but it has even bigger implications for the rest of the world which has depended on China's growth to power the global economy.

(Via Past Peak.)

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