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Growth Unchecked

I’ve shared similar thoughts in the past on the limitations of excessive growth but this article in the Sunday Times Review section is especially poignant! Written by a Chinese American journalist living in Beijing, it illustrates the massive environment damage the Chinese economy has done to its ecosystem – to the point where people die years prematurely and infant mortality rates have skyrocketed. Superstorm Sandy is just the beginning. We must take environmental issues more seriously. As the number two producer of greenhouse gas emissions, the United States can do a lot better. As with any issue or problem, more focus and determination lead to faster more positive change. Denial, an all too human capacity to overlook the truth, must end!

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