Hence the foray into African economies, especially those that have reserves of petroleum. But this leap toward Africa is not only due to attempt to monopolize the main source of fuel for the Chinese machinery, but also to ensure the control of raw materials to sustain its economic growth of more than 10% annually, and the urban boom of cities such as Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong. This growth takes its toll. The groundwater level of the subsoil sinks over one meter every year in the city of Shijiazhuang to supply to new housing of drinking water. In addition, Beijing air pollution levels begin to concern both Chinese as a foreign on the eve of the Olympic Games of 2008.
The fever for resources is not only large economies. Statements of Hugo Chavez after his verbal confrontation with the Spanish diplomacy at the last Ibero-American Summit underline the importance of resources above diplomatic, business relations and investment that can be passed into the hands of emerging economies on the lookout. The crude oil export holds part of the social programs in Venezuela, and even speculates on the formation of Cuban doctors that they exercise their profession in this country. When the borders do not surround territories with large reserves of hydrocarbons, the so-called era of the biofuels hope keeps awake in the agricultural production of crops such as soy, which has sustained the high annual economic growth of Argentina since the end of the crisis of the playard. Apart from the intention of the rich countries to maintain its level and its model of consumption, the desire of the emerging countries and impoverished by achieving them in his fictional race towards development, the natural riches have a limit. If we do not stop this Gallop blindly and tacked towards a model that makes man a being that it belongs to the Earth with which must coexist, the exploitation of resources will lead to suicide. Carlos Miguelez Periodista original author and source of the article.