China: The Not So Good Earth

A painful look at how the thirst for energy (and the cash that comes with it) is turning once-bucolic places in China into filthy, grimy, environmentally chaotic shit holes. Don’t miss the description of the mountain of coal waste literally suffocating a town Shanxi Province.

The Discussion: 4 Comments

For whoever did not also watch the interactive photo slideshow and audio, it’s worth watching!

June 23, 2006 @ 8:04 pm | Comment

The link is actually to the second page, so make sure you don’t miss the introduction.
If anyone thinks that this is just a Chinese phenomenon, read about Britain’s Aberfan in the late 60s.
Admiral- I saw you at 5:19 when I went to watch the England match at 3am but you were completely asleep the whole time. Wish I’d a camera..

June 23, 2006 @ 8:20 pm | Comment

By the way: can anyone confirm ESWN’s post about Chinese papers fabricating interviews and news fromthe World Cup. He links a site from a taiwan source which automatically sets off alarm bells with my girlfriend; she won’t let me ever forget when I fell for that Chinese general who threatened to wipe out caucasians in the US with a germ and liberate the native American (and genetically-Chinese) population….

June 23, 2006 @ 9:43 pm | Comment

link fixed – thanks.

June 23, 2006 @ 10:26 pm | Comment

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