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Jamie T. Mullins, Assistant Professor of Resource Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst Jamie T. Mullins, University
Everybody grab your inhalers.
And climate change isn't helping.
The future offers tremendous environmental risk from urbanization, as well as incredible potential to bring nature's power to cities, and I'm sure of one thing: Whatever happens, China will be at the center.
Concerns over China's economic and environmental crises should not be dismissed quickly. But they also present an opportunity. China's modern history could very well be that of an environmental revolution.
What's missing is the political will to abandon an existing model based on asphalt, oil, speed and consumption in order to embrace a new political and administrative paradigm.