Ch12 outline (pgs 358-67)

Ch12 outline (pgs 358-67) - Cynthia Garcha English 101C...

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Cynthia  Garcha English 101C November 27, 2007 Reading Journal: Collapse  Chapter 12 (pp.358-369)  I. China, Lurching Giant  A. China's Significance a.China's is growing at the fastest rate of any major country; nearly 10% a year.  1. China   has   the   world's   highest   production   rate   of   steel,   cement,  aquacultured food, and television sets; both the highest production and the  highest consumption of coal, fertilizers and tobacco. b.China's  environmental problems are among the most severe of any major  country and are getting worse. 
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1. Air   pollution,   biodiversity   losses,   cropland   losses,   desertification,  disappearing wetlands, grassland degradation, and increasing scale and  frequency of human-induced disasters, to invasive species, overgrazing,  river flow cessation, salinization,  soil erosion, trash accumulation, and  water pollution and shortages. 2. The environmental problems mentioned above have also helped caused  enormous economic losses, social conflicts and health problems within  China.  3. China is also spreading its environmental problems to other areas of the  world,   because   it   is   the   largest   contributor   of   sulfur   oxides,  chlorofluorocarbons,   and   other   ozone   depleting   substances   to   the  atmosphere. These aerial and dust pollutants are transported into other  neighboring countries atmospheres.  B. Background a.China's geography 1. The   Chinese   environment   is   complex   and   locally   fragile.   Its   diverse  geography includes two of the world's longest rivers, many lakes, a long 
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coastline,   a   large   continental   shelf.   The   diverse   habitats   range   from  glaciers and deserts to tropical rainforests.  b.China's population
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Ch12 outline (pgs 358-67) - Cynthia Garcha English 101C...

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