China’s robust economy is keeping the world’s financial markets happy and afloat but it’s taking an environmental toll on the planet. From carbon emissions to loss of diversity, China is the worst offender and yet it’s billion plus inhabitants have a long way to go to reach the living standards enjoyed by the US and Europe.

Journalist Craig Simons’ book The Devouring Dragon paints a disturbing picture of the kind of ecological catastrophe the planet could be heading for unless the governments of the world unite and take action.

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