Not to be heretical or anything, but there was a reason why Nixon set up the EPA. Lot more birdsong now then there was when I was a kid.
So, why is it that the pollution is so bad in the People’s Republic of China?
Beijing ordered government vehicles off the roads as part of an emergency response to ease air pollution that has smothered China’s capital for the past three days, while warning the smog will persist until Jan. 16.
Hospitals were inundated with patients complaining of heart and respiratory ailments and the website of the capital’s environmental monitoring center crashed. Hyundai Motor Co. (005380)’s venture in Beijing suspended production for a day to help ease the pollution, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.
…Because it’s the People’s Republic of China, of course. Commies suck at taking care of the environment, after all. But you knew that already. (more…)