Thursday, August 7, 2008

Pollution Backdraft?

Read the Standard this morning and stumbled upon a column writing about the pollution in Beijing and HK. The air is cleaner (doesn't mean it is clean by any standards) because of the measures taken by the Chinese government. At the expense of factory production in their entirety, 50% cars gathering some of the dust from the atmosphere and relocation of heavy-polluting industries out of the capital city.

So what happens in September? Factories working triple shifts to overcome backlog orders and 120% cars on the road (Trucks working overtime to transport the output from the factories). I wouldn't want to be in Beijing come mid-September. If forced to go, I may get one of those facemask worn by the American cycling team...

2 comments:

Ed said...

Sometimes I wonder how much crude resources are being used to drive the green technologies before waste-free is achieved.

richard h said...

September might be a very good time to take a holiday....

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