China: bent on mass suicide?

China: bent on mass suicide?

Summary: China appears to be killing its own people at a rapid rate. And we may be just collateral damage.

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china.jpg China appears to be killing its own people at a rapid rate. And we may be just collateral damage. The "New York Times" is headlining a story on the pollution problems in China. One conclusion the reporters draw: it's becoming a political problem for the ruling Communist Party.

China's Ministry of Health already blames pollution for the rapid increase in cancer deaths. Health woes from pollution in China cover the spectrum. The article concludes the pollution is not just a problem for China. One atmopsphere is all we have.

"China’s problem has become the world’s problem. Sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides spewed by China’s coal-fired power plants fall as acid rain on Seoul, South Korea, and Tokyo. Much of the particulate pollution over Los Angeles originates in China, according to the Journal of Geophysical Research."

The situation has led some American V.C interest in providing green tech to China. Even the "Economist" has found that an interesting possibility. We shall see.

What we can already see: the air pollution over eastern China. The image above is a NASA image of eastern China, showing the widespread nature of the pollution problem. Beijing has completely disappeared under the haze.

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  • Tragic. Very sad.

    But if you consider the overpopulation and their failed attempts at population control, could some of all that be deliberate? :(
    HypnoToad72
  • Typical

    The Communist infatuation with rapid industrialization dates back to at least the 1920s (Stalin was a big booster). Combined with the Communist aversion to publication of bad news, it has made a Communist regime one of the worst things that can happen to the environment in any country.

    This is one aspect of traditional Communism that the Chinese still appear to follow.
    John L. Ries