Saturday, October 22, 2005
China Machine Gobbles Resources
According to this article, China’s roaring economic machine is now the biggest threat to the global ecosystem. Not hard to believe, and of course quite disturbing if you are concerned about the health of the planet. The good news from the Earth’s point of view (as opposed to that of all the Chinese trying to escape poverty) is that escalating energy prices are going to help put the kibosh on the destruction. The question is whether that tipping point will come too late.