An Editor’s View - China’s environmental issues

Peter Thomson of BBC/PRI's "The World" discusses population and pollution

China 2010

By Peter Thomson

July 30, 2010

Peter Thomson is the environment editor for "The World" on BBC/PRI. In this video Thomson discusses his impressions of China's vast population and the effects on the environment.

Also, in this video, a narrative in song by a Sichuan province villager. She sings of the efforts to reduce pollution through organic farming.

Photos by: Ann Derry, New York Times; Louise Lief, International Reporting Project (IRP); Peter Thomson, BBC/PRI's "The World."