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National insecurity: China endangers the world when the climate crisis falls hostage to a manufactured one

Two recent events – Beijing’s heightened bellicosity toward Taiwan and a summer of environmental disasters across China – have showcased the increasingly misguided priorities of officialdom in Beijing and Hong Kong. The effects of climate change are harming China and costing Chinese lives, but officials tasked with protecting the country and its people have chosen…

How China’s fishing fleet is devastating ecosystems, harming poor countries and contributing to conflict

The rise of China over the last several decades has been accompanied by adverse impacts on the global environment, ranging from plastic pollution and destruction of the world’s forests to emissions of climate-changing greenhouse gases. The world’s fisheries have also suffered the effects of China’s rise. Those fisheries are in crisis. According to the United…

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