Sichuan Is the Next Frontier in China’s Climate Nightmare

Sichuan Is the Next Frontier in China’s Climate Nightmare
Gan Bingdong uses a hose to water plants near a dying chili pepper plant at his farm in Longquan village, in southwestern China’s Chongqing Municipality (AP photo by Mark Schiefelbein).

2022 marks nearly five decades since the death of Chinese leader Mao Zedong, but the legacy of his Great Leap Forward lingers on for Chinese farmers that raise livestock and fish or grow crops. Chinese history has made many demands of the country’s agricultural workers, relying on their labor while granting few benefits in return.

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