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Lomborg's article in Washington Post

2011-04-29

Washington Post Opinions

Hold the accolades on China’s ‘green leap forward’ By Bjorn Lomborg, Published: April 21, 2011

As the world’s factory floor, China is not an obvious environmental leader. It is beleaguered by severe pollution and generates more carbon emissions than any other nation. Yet many have trumpeted it as an emerging “green giant” for its non-carbon-based energy production and its aggressive promises to cut carbon emissions. New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman described China’s “green leap forward” as “the most important thing to happen” at the end of the first decade of the 21st century. But the facts do not support this “green” success story. (...) 

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