09 Sep '11, 4pm

Learning from China: Why the Existing Economic Model Will Fail ~ ~ #Eco #china #conservation #sustainability #green

Learning from China: Why the Existing Economic Model Will Fail ~ ~ #Eco #china #conservation #sustainability #green

What China is teaching us is that the western economic model — the fossil-fuel-based, automobile-centered, throwaway economy — will not work for the world. If it does not work for China, it will not work for India, which by 2035 is projected to have an even larger population than China. Nor will it work for the other 3 billion people in developing countries who are also dreaming the “American dream.” And in an increasingly integrated global economy, where we all depend on the same grain, oil, and steel, the western economic model will no longer work for the industrial countries either.

Full article: http://blog.sustainablog.org/western-economic-model-china/

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