The juxtaposition of two articles in the Washington Post this Saturday says everything about our the most important dilemma we face in sustainability.
Chinese urged to spend more, save less
This article on page A11 calls on the Chinese to spend more and increase consumption in an effort to spur the global economy.
“Indeed, Batson suggests that the present slowdown could promote a much-heralded rebalancing of China’s economy, away from reliance on increasingly unproductive investment to a healthier consumption-driven model.”
U.S. cut its carbon emissions in 2011 — but China erased the gains
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