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Pollution from China Affecting the Sierra

Tom Mangan reports:

China’s pollution landing in California. Airborne crud from the China boom is settling in the High Sierra, according to this story my employer published today.

This story hammers home the myth of “cheaper goods from China.” These goods are not cheap, they’re just being sold at a discount against their environmental costs, which are spreading around the globe, and will have to be paid. All buying cheap stuff from China accomplishes is fobbing off the rest of the cost on future generations.

The story notes that China is primarily poisoning itself — which comes as small relief, frankly. Our buying their stuff is causing this to happen.
[Two-Heel Drive]

See Tom’s blog for more on this story.


June 19, 2007 - Posted by | Environment

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