Jim Lobe: The Hungry Dragon

Asia Times has two articles about the global impact of China’s hunger for : “Commodity prices skyrocket” and “Too much for Mother Earth“:

China is snapping up resources at an unprecedented rate, driving world commodity prices through the roof. But more alarming is the scenario 25 years down the line, when China’s per capita income could cross that of the US, writes Jim Lobe. If these increased incomes translate into the kind of lifestyle currently enjoyed by many US citizens, Chinese demand will wring the planet dry of its resources.

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