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Trivia Tidbit Of The Day: Part 71 -- Chinese Pollution.

CHINA'S POLLUTION PROBLEMS-

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China, with its frenetic pace of economic development, is learning all about environment problems that come with industrialization and urbanization:

More than half of 500 Chinese cities failed to meet national air quality standards last year.

The areas suffered potentially harmful air quality, a survey of 500 cities by the State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA) claims.

And nearly one-third of non-industrial sewage in the cities went untreated. In 193 other cities, no treatment was carried out at all, the report revealed....

There are 661 cities in China -- home to 41.7 per cent of the population, [and] generate 65.5 per cent of the nation's gross domestic product...


Source:

China Daily
.

Now, consider this:

China (along with India and other developing nations) was specifically exempted from the Kyoto Protocol. No wonder the United States Senate voted 95-0 against it (the Byrd-Hagel Resolution of 1997).


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Posted by Will Franklin · 8 June 2005 08:30 AM

Comments

Is the air quality bad because of the smell? I am thinking that is why she is wearing the mask!... I am really not into sewage problems! ...

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at June 8, 2005 01:47 PM

I'm melting...........

Posted by: Wicked Witch of West at June 8, 2005 07:52 PM

Cough Cough... Choke choke... Hack! Aaaaa chew....

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at June 10, 2005 10:18 AM