China’s environmental crisis appears to worsen by the day due to run awat development and a lack of enforcement. I am currently completing a review of the Chinese system for publication in China and eventually in the United States. The figures are astonishing and frankly frightening. I have proposed a system of private attorneys general like the one in the United States. It has obvious political barriers in China’s one-party state. However, China is experiencing a disaster in the loss of surface water, desertification, air pollution and other problems associated with the externalities of economic expansion and pollution.
The New York Times today has an excellent piece on the problem. For the story, click here