China's new big export: pollution

Although China is doing many of the right things, it's inevitable its pollution levels will rise says a leading energy consultant.

China is doomed to contribute vastly to the worldÆs environmental problems, estimates Beijing-based independent energy consultant Jim Brock.

The reason is simple. ôIf China introduced the worldÆs most modern energy saving and anti-polluting devices tomorrow, the absolute level of pollution in the atmosphere would still continue to rise,ö he says.

Ironically, China has been quite effective in introducing anti-pollution measures, especially compared to other developing areas such as Africa and Latin America, estimates Brock. But ChinaÆs extremely fast growth rate...

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