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Post time 2007-3-10 19:30:02 |Display all floors
No, we party all week long.

I think it's the Fosters - too much carbondioxide being reased into the atmosphere. Then there are all those sheep producing greenhouse gasses. Can't you eat them or something?

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Post time 2007-3-10 20:56:35 |Display all floors
China should reduce its' pollution for its' own sake, if nothing else. Pollution is taking a terrible toll on the Chinese people in terms of health problems, water shortages, and the ruination of valuable farmland. True, Americans are producing more pollution per capita than China, however, China has a higher population for its' size, making pollution more of a serious problem for China itself.

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Post time 2007-3-11 00:35:42 |Display all floors
Why are you so focused on what the West thinks about it? Worry about the effect pollution is having on China first! (And there's plenty to worry about!)

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Post time 2007-3-11 06:35:28 |Display all floors
Originally posted by zglobal at 2007-3-10 22:43
so ec, where are your facts on Chinese pollution per litre of liquids compared to Australia.
...or are you just avoiding the issue by trying to sidetrack?

I don't know what the "industrial" pollution figures are per capita, and I am not trying to sidetrack.
I totally agree that China has a lower per capita output of CO2.
As we know CO2 is a greenhouse gas and contributes to global warming and climate change.
Greenhouse gases = bad. We know that.
We can and are measuring greenhouse gases and this gives us the figures which show Chinese, on a per capita basis, are contributing far less to global warming than most western countries. And that's a good thing for the environment.

Heavy metal poisoning of farmland and waterways does not, however, show up in greenhouse gas emissions, but it has an effect on local people and the food chain.
This sort of pollution is becoming less common in western countries where laws have been enacted to prosecute polluters. One poster said this form of pollution (non greenhouse) is still an issue in some industrialised parts of China.
While this pollution only really affects those in close proximity to it, and doesn't have a greenhouse effect it still should not be ignored. As this pollution is not directly linked to energy consumption (and therefore development), minimising this pollution should not hold back China's progress, in fact it would assist.



Originally posted by zglobal at 2007-3-10 22:43
Haha i will produce documented evidence next week to show that Australia is contributing more to greenhouse gasses due to the high number of sheep and cattle farts in Australia per head of population. That should keep ec and christopher on subject. ...

Yep, we know that bio-methane production does contribute to greenhouse gases.
Funny how the production is usually averaged "per head of population", maybe it should be "per arse of population"
"他不是救星, 他是一个非常淘气男孩" - Monty Python

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