A Man with a Flashlight

Taiwan environmentalism watch
March 25, 2007, 10:55 am
Filed under: The Earth, The East

A major highway is partly closed and covered with nets to allow butterflies unique to the island to complete their annual migration.

The economic development of the island created a host of environmental problems. But now that a broad middle class has emerged, they are demanding action on the environment.

Can we state broadly that prosperity brings environmental protection? I think, at the least, that where people have no secure livelihood, they are likely to worry about that first, the environment second.

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