‘Is democracy hurting our climate change response?’ – China’s centralized power the ideal?!


By: - Climate DepotSeptember 8, 2014 11:42 AM

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-09-05/burdon-can-democracies-respond-to-the-climate-crisis/5723152

 

in an interview about her new book The Collapse of Western Civilization, Naomi Oreskes argued: “If anyone will weather this storm it seems likely that it will be the Chinese.”

In the book, Oreskes and co-author Erik Conway imagine a future world in which the predictions of the International Panel on Climate Change have come to pass. With respect to China, the authors predict:

China’s ability to weather disastrous climate change vindicated the necessity of centralised government … inspiring similar structures in other, reformulated nations.