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China’s Flag Is Red, Not Green

Thomas J. Duesterberg writes in The Wall Street Journal about China’s abomodable environmental record.

The C3 Take
  • With China leading the world in EV and solar panel production, the nation is attempting to greenwash its true environmental record.
  • The nation has several instances of human rights abuses and leads the world in greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution, and soil and water degradation.
  • Western leaders can and should increase diplomatic pressure on China to curb its environmental destruction.
  • Failing to do so will put our global environmental goals out of reach.

“Despite these massive hydroengineering efforts, China can’t feed its own people or supply enough water for its industrial economy. More than 75% of China’s surface water supply is contaminated and undrinkable. Under current United Nations standards, the amount of water available in Beijing places the megalopolis in a state of ‘extreme water scarcity.’ Much of China’s farmland is too polluted by heavy minerals and salinization to grow edible crops. China is now the world’s largest importer of feed grains, accounting for 60% of global imports of soybeans. It also imports 70% of its cooking oils.”

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