Thursday, February 17, 2005

But They Shouldn't be Bound by Kyoto, Right?

because that wouldn't be "fair". China emerges as global consumer.


China has overtaken the US in the consumption of basic agricultural and industrial goods...

This report says they use 2.5 times the amount of steel and 40% more coal than the US. Think their current environmental standards match ours? I wouldn't count on it. As P.J. O'Rourke once said about pollution in the Soviet Union: I'd like to grab his head (an environmentalist) and dunk it in the River Volga. In China such an act could be considered attempted murder:
Experts also say that more than three-quarters of the water flowing through
China's cities is unsuitable for drinking because of pollution from industrial
waste, according to our correspondent.

MMMMM, commulishious.

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