China’s Economic Growth Vs. China’s EnvironmentSunday, May 11, 2008 8:47
Under normal circumstances, I would post an environmentally related post like this only on Crossroads, but this is no normal post.
For regular readers, you will know that one of the things that I follow closely, and one of the things that I worry about more frequently, is sustainability of resources in China… particularly water (see previous posts: China is RUNNING OUT OF WATER, People May Think I am Overreacting, Why China’s Recent Drought Matters to YOU, Water: What if, What Else, & What are the Odds)
Recently, PBS has been running a series called China from the Inside that covers a range of topics focused on hot button or social issues, and this week’s episode – Shifting Nature – the focus is on the impact of China’s growth on its environment.
If I could somehow enforce a requirement for every reader to watch it I would (especially given algae blooms are already showing in three of China’s largest lakes). It is simply one of the best journalistic pieces I have seen on the topic, and the access that this team got is simply amazing.
Split into 6 clips (I posted the 1st on main site, and last 5 after the break) of about 8-9 minutes each, so give yourself some time to watch this at one go…