China, India, and the ‘State of the World’

State of the World - 2006WorldChanging: Another World Is Here: China, India, and the ‘State of the World’

Among the realities: China has only 8% of the world’s fresh water to meet the needs of 22% of the world’s people. . . . China and India have both just started to build what are slated to be two of the largest automobile industries in the world . . . If Chinese per-capital grain consumption were to double to roughly European levels, China would require the equivalent of nearly 40% of today’s global grain harvest.

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