Kangbashi, a subdivision of the Chinese city of Ordos, Inner Mongolia: a city newly built in the middle of no where is a ghost city which can accommodate up to a million people is completely empty with empty shopping malls, roads, parks, etc. By Uday Phalgun (Ordos, China’s biggest Ghost city.) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia CommonsGuest essay by Eric Worrall
The Guardian is celebrating that according to official figures, Chinese coal consumption fell in 2014. But is this fall in consumption structural, or is it simply a symptom of China’s growing economic problems?
China’s coal peak hailed as turning point in climate change battle
Study by economists say achievement by world’s biggest polluter may be a significant milestone, rather than a blip.
The global battle against climate change has passed a historic turning point with China’s huge coal burning finally having peaked, according to senior economists.
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