My first morning in China, I was unexpectedly stricken with a fear known to all working journalists: Did I come all this way in search of a nonexistent story? Back in the United States, I had heard over and over again that China had the worst air pollution in the world, thanks to its overwhelming reliance on coal to fuel an economy that, throughout the 1990s, was growing by an average of 8 percent a year. All this coal burning was not only fouling China's skies, I'd been told, it had also made China the sec
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Publication information: Book title: Feeling the Heat: Dispatches from the Frontlines of Climate Change. Contributors: Jim Motavalli - Editor. Publisher: Routledge. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 2004. Page number: 11.
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