China Eats the World

WOW! You must read this.

Excerpts:

  • [China]…has more than 2,000 coal-fired power plants and puts a new one into operation every 4 to 7 days.
  • China used 2.5 billion tons of coal in 2006, more than the next three highest-consuming nations—Russia, India, and the United States—combined.
  • Each year, at least 400,000 Chinese die prematurely of air-pollution-linked respiratory illnesses or diseases.
  • A quarter of a million people die because of motor-vehicle traffic each year—6 times as many as in the United States, even though Americans have 18 times as many cars.
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