The Industrial Revolution (khanacademy.org)
"Abundant fossil fuels, and the innovative machines they powered, launched an era of accelerated change that continues to transform human society."
China: Rise, Fall and Re-Emergence as a Global Power (globalresearch.ca)
"The study of world power has been blighted by Eurocentric historians who have distorted and ignored the dominant role China played in the world economy between 1100 and 1800. "
Study Links Polluted Air in China to 1.6 Million Deaths a Year (nytimes.com)
"Outdoor air pollution contributes to the deaths of an estimated 1.6 million people in China every year, or about 4,400 people a day, according to a newly released scientific paper."
Environmental History of Air Pollution and Protection (eolss.net)
"Concerns about air pollution have a long history."