China’s Environmental Problems

China’s Environmental Problems - Chinas...

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Unformatted text preview: Chinas Environmental Problems http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t77bLtIck2g Economic vs. environment debate Trade/foreign investment argument- good or bad? Population problems Basically, todays problems are seen as stemming from change in capitalism and growth of population Set-up: Why Such a Problem? Economys main argument: Chinas environmental policies and problems influenced by much more than just todays situations (economic, population, etc) Cultural, political, historical concerns as well The Entire Explanation? Confucianism, Taoism, Legalism, and Buddhism all place respect on power of nature to shape human prospects BUT Confucian belief in mans ability to shape nature to fulfill his needs which predominates in Chinese history Exploitation of natural resources for resources to go to war and for economic development Long history of overgrazing, overplanting, etc. to try to support Chinas large population Lack of Conservation Mentality/Long Term Population Problems...
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