Smog, smog and more smog!!

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    Wow. That's worse than the persistent winter fog we get round here (it doesn't leave until spring arrives). And it kills people and the environment which I guess makes it a little bit even more worse.

    But since China are the only county that allow certain manufacturing but pollutant causing techniques that make our tech toys we all love, then I guess its a necessary evil. Sorry residents of China.
     
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    Yup, saves money to just dump stuff in China. So far away from us, so we are safe. And no taxes to pay at home! What could go wrong?
     
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    The article never pointed to what is causing the smog in the first place. Is it bad coal burning, to many cars or bad/illegal factories?
     
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    Well:
     
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    Coal kills...

    China is the largest energy consumer in the world and coal supplies the vast majority (70% percent) of China's energy.

    In regards to the smog in the northeastern Chinese city of Harbin goes:

     
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    Yea but the original Ops article did not!
     
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    What exactly are you trying to say? The original article "did not" what?
     
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    and while we continue to tighten regulations, we send the jobs over there and the smog floats right back to us.

    did anyone ever see the before and after pictures from the olympics when the smog was nearly this bad-they regulated the heck out of it and everything cleared up before the olympics then back to business as usual.
     
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    Just did a quick google search! another yikes for this one. Man o man.
     
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    It's a small world (after all)

    Harbin Smog Crisis Highlights China’s Coal Problem


    China’s plans to cut coal pollution will unleash another environmental catastrophe instead

     

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