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China's Growing Impact on the Earth

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China's Growing Impact on the Earth

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China's Growing Impact on the Earth

China's Growing Impact on the Earth

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China already uses more grain, meat, steel and coal than the United States. And experts say that by 2031, China will need more oil than the world produces. Can the earth handle China's increasing appetite for natural resources?

Guest:

Lester Brown, president and founder, Earth Policy Institute, MacArthur fellow; author, Plan B, 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble