China’s “Comfort Class” | The Bling Dynasty, National Geographic Magazine: The “Crane” is the National Bird of China | Guangzhou, China

This is the China (Guangzhou) International Automobile Exhibition, and one of the biggest auto shows on the planet. When people have MORE STUFF it also creates more demand for resources. China already consumes more of seven of the eight most basic resources on the planet (the eighth being oil). They need THEIR plastic objects, their cars, their air conditioning. There is a (dirty) coal power plant coming online every four to five days in China that could power a city the size of San Diego.

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