Massive Floods add to China’s Climate Policy Coal Crisis

Floods usually mean a combination of bad policies. Rivers are straightened out to make them economically useful, former flooding zones are reclaimed for more built-up areas and local politicians do everything they can to shirk common sense and safety to maximize tax take. Add in China’s notoriously lousy building standards and dams that cannot cope with the situation and you have all the building blocks of a mega-disaster. This has nothing to do with the climate and everything to do with bad management and greed.

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