Independent, 8 Dec 2015:
“China’s next test is to square growth with the environment” says Hamish McRae (2 December), but China should have considered the environment before growing its economy.
China’s headlong rush for economic growth has rendered its cities wholly unfit for human habitation, and especially dangerous for pregnant women. Roughly one death in five among the adult population of China can now be attributed to air pollution.
Despite all the fine speeches in Paris, China has 368 coal-fired plants under construction, and is planning a further 800. Society no longer needs to send armies to destroy human civilisation. It just needs to continue with business as usual.
Dr Robin Russell-Jones
Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire