Озеленение Китая

Две страны – Соединенные Штаты и Китай – остаются в стороне от мировых усилий создать новую структуру после Киотского соглашения по проблеме изменения климата. Пятьдесят лет назад весь остальной мир, возможно, продолжил бы бороться с проблемой выбросов природного и парникового газа и позволил бы Китаю и США тушиться в своих собственных отходах. Но в настоящее время мир является настолько взаимозависимым, что то, что происходит в одном месте, оказывает влияние на все другие места.

Например, посетители и жители одинаково долго думали о Гонконге как о красивом городе, прилегающем к южному побережью Китая. Но в течение, по крайней мере, пяти лет граждане Гонконга обнаружили, что они начали кашлять и хрипеть от все ухудшающегося городского воздуха. Корпоративные работодатели даже жалуются на то, что не могут привлечь талант из-за границы.

Загрязнения от собственных заводов по производству электроэнергии в Гонконге, растущего количества транспортных средств и расцветающей судоходной промышленности, конечно, можно сократить. Но львиная доля этого промышленного тумана – как и растущее загрязнение его прибрежных вод – это прямой результат быстрой индустриализации в Дельте Реки Перл (Pearl River Delta) через границу в Китайской Провинции Гуандун. Китай экспортирует не только все больше товаров, но и свою экологическую деградацию.

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