GREEN GIANT: A 27-square-kilometre solar farm in China’s Qinghai province underscores the country’s determination to transform itself from climate change villain to a green energy colossus.

“When I was a child, rivers usually froze over during the winter; heavy snowfall hit the area every year, so we could go skiing and skating … people weren’t very rich, and nobody had a fridge, but you could still store your meat outside,” a Qinghai-born Communist party official remembered. “We cannot do that anymore.”

Learn more @ The Guardian