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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 and size means that it will be producing pollution at a rate unparalleled in history.

ôChina is doing in decades what it took the US to do in hundreds of years,ö he points out. One...
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