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futsanglung Post time: 2015-12-2 22:18
So you think current day China is the same as England in the 1950's do you Robert?

The UK was much worse.
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robert237 Post time: 2015-12-4 10:35
No. England was far worse.

Yes Robert but England has not got the pollution now, China still has.

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robert237 Post time: 2015-12-4 10:37
You have trouble with concepts like time, growth, and industrialization.
Don't worry about these t ...

And your point is? Do you think industrialisation at all cost with not a care for peoples health is OK?

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futsanglung Post time: 2015-12-3 18:40
And your point is? Do you think industrialisation at all cost with not a care for peoples health i ...

That's always been the case with Europeans and the parts of the world they stole through the use of genocide.
Why are you so concerned with China when Europeans are much worse offenders?
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futsanglung Post time: 2015-12-3 18:38
Yes Robert but England has not got the pollution now, China still has.

It does have the problem now.
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The City of London has been found to be one of the most polluted places in Europe after monitoring equipment
recorded dangerous levels of minute particles for the 36th time this year. Under EU rules, Britain is allowed
no more than 35 "bad air" days in the whole year, and now faces court cases and unlimited fines by Europe.

The breaching of the EU levels after just six months will embarrass the government, which was sent a final
warning only three weeks ago from the European commission to improve air quality. Many other places in central
London are close to the limit and can be expected to break the law within weeks.

The government has applied to Europe for a time extension until 2011 to comply with daily particulate pollution
from traffic, but is not certain to be granted it because it has been flouting EU air quality laws since 2005
and is perceived by the environment commissioner Janez Potočnik to have done little to address the problem.

"Air pollution is bad for our health. It reduces human life expectancy by more than eight months on average
and by more than two years in the most polluted cities and regions," he said.

The London Liberal Democrat MEP Sarah Ludford said: "This latest breach is yet another wake-up call for the
mayor of London and the government. Research has shown that airborne pollution in London could be responsible
for up to thousands of premature deaths a year: this is an invisible public health emergency."

Poor air quality is now considered one of the biggest public health issues now facing the UK. A recent report
by the House of Commons environmental audit committee included evidence that air pollution could be contributing
to 50,000 deaths in the UK a year. A study (pdf) commissioned by Boris Johnson, mayor of London, calculated
that more than 4,300 deaths are caused by poor air quality in the city every year, costing around £2bn a year.
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