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China And The New IPCC Report

By John Richardson

THE blog isn’t a scientist and it has also often discussed the dangers of another consensus view: That the global economy will return to the Old Normal.

Nevertheless, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has now …

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Without The Benefit Of Time

                                     Victorian Britain (Source of picture: Wikimedia)


By John Richardson

LIFE in China can be grim, much as it was in Britain during its industrial development.

In China, according to The Economist:…

A tenth of the country’s farmland is poisoned

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China’s Environmental Balancing Act

A woman wearing a mask looks across the Pudong on 16 January this year

Source of picure: Zuma/Rex Features


By John Richardson

A DISPUTE between state-owned refiners Sinopec and PetroChina and environmental regulators serves as a good example of …

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Beijing Smog Highlights Reform Agenda

Picture: HAP/Quirky China News/Rex Features


By John Richardson

THE toxic smog that enveloped Beijing over the weekend is another example of why China’s new leaders simply have to change the economic growth model.

At its worst point on Saturday …

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