Environment Canada's website informs that Canada has 7% of the world's fresh water, and that “Canada is one of the highest water users per capita in the world”. According to Worldwatch by 2025, “1.8 billion people will live in countries or regions with absolute water scarcity, with almost half of the world living in conditions of water stress”. In the article, China's environment in a globalizing world, How China and the rest of the world affect each other, Liu Diamond discusses the severity of China's water pollution crisis as a direct result of unsustainable economic growth , industrial toxic waste, and untreated residential sewage water. This water pollution crisis has led to severe shortages of water in more than 100 cities. Water shortages threatens public health in China and has become a major challenge for sustainable economic development. Eco-logic water management strategies, both local and global, are key to climate change adaptation procedures and precautionary principles. So far, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is the inter-governmental organization surveying climate change mitigation. Canada withdrawal from the United Nations Kyoto Protocol on December 15, 2011, was of course a clear indication that the government of Canada prioritizes neoliberal trade over committing to greenhouse gas emissions reduction. This comes at a time when there is overwhelming scientific evidence that climate change is anthropogenic. “The ultimate objective of the Convention is to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations “at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic (human induced) interference with the climate system.” It states that "such a level should be achieved within a time-frame sufficient to allow ecosystems to adapt naturally to climate change, to ensure that food production is not threatened, and to enable economic development to proceed in a sustainable manner.”
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“An increasing number of worrisome phenomena are global in nature, such as scarcity of energy resources, the deterioration of the environment and intensification of natural disasters, as well as the risks of climate change. These phenomena are also the products of the rapid economic growth generated by globalization.” The WTO: Governance, Dispute Settlement & Developing Countries, Merit E. Janow, Victoria Donaldson, Alan Yanovich, ed., p.6
Professor Emeritus William E. Rees and former director of the School of Community and Regional Planning at UBC, refers to the global environmental crisis as a “human ecological crisis”. His intention is to point to the problem: the ecological crisis is anthropogenic.
“Hunger is on the rise with 18,000 children dying each day from hunger and related illness.” Plan B, Mobilization to Save Civilization, Lester R. Brown, p.50).
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“China's environmental problems are also spilling over into other countries, while other countries affect China's environment through globalization, pollution and resource exploitation. China is already the largest contributor of sulphur oxides and chlorofluorocarbons to the atmosphere, its dust and aerial pollutants are transported eastwards to neighbouring countries and even North America; and it is one of the two leading importers of tropical rainforest timber, making it a driving force behind tropical deforestation.”
 China's environment in a globalizing world, How China and the rest of the world affect each other, Liu Diamond
Rethinking China’s Urban Water Privatization, Ge Yun, waterjustice.org