Pollution fuels citizens’ health ills, global climate change

Executive Summary

China’s swift rise to become the world’s second-largest economy has exacted a toll on the quality of its air and water and made the country a major emitter of greenhouse gases. The government’s cleanup targets will not be easy to achieve. Here's the key takeaway:

  • Chinese leaders must decide whether they will sacrifice some economic growth to curb rampant pollution.

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DOI: 10.1177/237455680220.n5