China’s “American Style” Development Means Ecosystem Collapse
Lester Brown eloquently provides the rationale for all of EcoInternet's work in his comprehensive environmental sustainability essay entitled “China forcing world to rethink its economic future“. In it he states “global civilization today is on an economic path that is environmentally unsustainable, a path that is leading us toward economic decline and eventual collapse.” There are simply not enough resources or ecosystems in the World for China, India and other developing countries to follow the Western economic model without utter ecological collapse and social mayhem. There can be no economy without ecological systems as an underpinning.
“The fossil-fuel-based, auto-centered, throwaway economy–is not going to work for… developing countries who are also dreaming the 'American dream.' China is helping us see that the days of the old economy are numbered… Sustaining our early 21st-century global civilization now depends on shifting to a renewable energy-based, reuse/recycle economy with a diversified transport system.” Brown identifies three broad imperatives to address the global ecological crisis including restructuring the economy to sustainability, eradicating poverty while reducing population, and restoring (and protecting) natural ecosystems.
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