A man stands deep in a rice paddy in southwestern China. Photo by: Rhett A. Butler, 2006.
China has undergone unprecedented shifts over the past few decades. Economic growth along with environmental degradation has changed the face of the world’s most populous nation. A new article in Science looks at the environmental changes across China over the past century and where the country could go from here, exploring the role of government in transforming the economy, society, and environment of China.
To read more about China’s environmental past and future: What happened to China?: the nation’s environmental woes and its future.