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Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 5:00pm
Klarman Hall, Auditorium
Navigating Environmental and Economic Conflicts in China
and the World
Bestselling author and China watcher Sheryl WuDunn will present the 2016 Iscol Environmental Lecture:
We all strive to improve our lives—to climb up the economic ladder and raise the standard of living for ourselves, our families, and those around us. The same is true everywhere around the world, including China. With economic development and increasing wealth, however, come increasing environmental burdens. In China, air, water, and soil pollution have soared. Small particles make the air hard to breathe, rivers are so filthy they sometimes no longer flow, and even a large portion of the soil, which nurtures the nation’s food, is contaminated. In the United States, decades of strong growth have created the wealthiest nation on earth. What burdens come with that increasing wealth? And what can ordinary people do to navigate the inevitable trade-offs between a healthy environment and a more comfortable standard of living?
Read more about the Iscol Environmental Lecture.