I 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.”