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An American in China

The Coming Ecological Disaster in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on January 1, 2011


Lacking adequate laws and enforcement of environmental protection, the country’s land is in dire straights. If they do nothing then it is only a matter of time till disaster strikes.

excerpt:
“BEIJING, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) — China experienced the most frequent and severe weather during 2010, compared to weather in other years of the past decade, a weather official said here Thursday. Chen Zhenlin, a spokesman with the China Meteorological Administration (CMA), said the numbers of extremely high temperature days and extreme precipitation cases that China experienced in the year were rarely seen in history, as was the intensity and area effected by this weather.”

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