Is China growing too big to breathe ?

Horrifying air pollution in Harbin, ChinaI really appreciate reading Thomas L Friedman’s articles in the New York Times. His latest piece – Too Big to Breathe? – just nails it on how putting economic growth before anything else is endangering us all.

There the acclaimed author of Hot, Flat and Crowded writes about how Harbin – a 10-million inhabitants city in China – got almost locked down because of its horrifying air pollution due to too many coal-fired plants and factories.

But the government is willing to change this situation. As Reuters reported earlier this week, China will steer local governments away from the pursuit of economic growth at all costs.”


Edouard is a sustainability and energy professional committed to bringing our societies to a carbon neutral future. He has been writing on related topics on this very blog since 2007.

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