'Chinese Growth Could Kill Us All'

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    Only people it's gonna kill are the ones breathing air there.

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    Well God Damned, it's good to know we have put up security fences to keep all that pollution in China. I'd hate to think what would happen if it escaped to the rest of the world.
     
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    Developing nations catching up...
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    Developing world’s rise heralds global shift: UN
    Sat, Mar 16, 2013 - REBALANCE: Growth was most striking in the southern hemisphere, with its share of the global middle class rising from 26 percent to 58 percent from 1990 to 2010
     
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    The 'developed' countries should have used the age of cheap energy to graduate to sustainable systems. Now, we look on in horror while others seek to do the same as we.

    It is disastrous that these huge populations expect and try to live like the Americans they've seen on all our movies. It is disastrous that Americans think they can continue this way, and that S.tupid U.seless V.ehicles are a constitutionally guaranteed standard that cannot be changed. Rejecting progress in a different direction condemns us to lack of choice.
     
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    By the way, notice the pic is taken by someone flying over in an airplane pumping out kerosene pollution.
     
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    Wish that were true.

    Sadly we all live downwind or downsteam and we are ALL now competing for the world's resources, and since China now competes right along with us, the REAL cost of resources IS rising in real terms.
     
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    China burns a lot of coal to produce energy. Coal use has had not only a high environmental cost, but also a high human cost for China in terms of accidental deaths.
    China January Coal Imports Rise 56% From Year Ago, Customs Says - Bloomberg mines.
     
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    I don't think so. Behold Krugmans utopia.
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ei0FpwI1dqg]China's massive real estate bubble, ghost cities - HD - OR?G?NAL - YouTube[/ame]
     

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