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Thick smog in China forces airlines
to cancel flights as factories are
shut down in an attempt
to stop the pollution

Associated Press, by Staff

Original Article

Posted By:Attercliffe, 1/31/2013 6:29:48 AM

Thick smog in China forced airlines to cancel flights, as factories in Beijing were temporarily shut down to ease the pollution. Street lamps and the outlines of buildings were barely visible in the Chinese capital, as pedestrians donned face masks to guard against the smog which has blighted parts of the country for a fortnight.[Snip] The US Embassy reported an levels of PM2.5--tiny matter that can penetrate deep into the lungs--was more than 20 times higher than World Health Organization safety levels over a 24-hour period. Liu Peng, an employee at a financial institution in Beijing, said he will keep

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Am I right in thinking that we here in the US have to do without coal-fired generating plants, therefore costing us much more for electricity bills, so that China can generate really dangerous air pollution?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Keekng, 1/31/2013 6:42:55 AM     (No. 9149863)

They need to buy some carbon credits from Al Gore. There, fixed it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: starkness, 1/31/2013 6:43:12 AM     (No. 9149866)

please one of you new york times hepcats - tommy or nicky- write another love letter to the chicoms and tell them what a great job they´re doing without such impediments as an outdated 18th century document such as the us constitution. please!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/31/2013 6:59:13 AM     (No. 9149880)

This shows the absurd folly of other countries going bankrupt to stop supposed climate change. No one is really pressuring the Chinese exposing what is nothing but a money making scheme for the US and European carbon freaks.
Why doesn´t China just build gigantic air purifiers?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: provide, 1/31/2013 7:18:56 AM     (No. 9149898)

Headline: "American smokers interrupt Chinese worker productivity."

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ziel, 1/31/2013 7:36:38 AM     (No. 9149936)

There is nothing wrong with coal. Our coal fired plants have scrubbers. China is another animal, hundreds of small coal fired boilers do not any particulate exhaust control.
I have been there it can be really bad.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: jeffreyabigail, 1/31/2013 7:52:52 AM     (No. 9149972)

#3 nails it. We are actually doing our part, with better MPG cars (demanded by the consumer), and the convesion from coal to natural gas (thanks to fracking, which Obama can´t stop because he´ll throw hundreds of thousands out of work). US CO2 levels should soon drop to 1990 levels, something that just a few years ago would have been hard to fathom.

But it´s never enough for these environmentalist wackos. As long as China keeps spewing filth into the atmosphere and opening more and more coal plants, our subsidy of windmills, solar, and electric cars that nobody wants, and every other enviro fantasy, is complete waste of taxpayer money.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: RCFlyer98, 1/31/2013 8:08:50 AM     (No. 9150022)

I am sure glad that we are shutting down our relatively clean coal fired plants, all for the environment mind you. Why doesn´t Algore and others go to China and sell some carbon credits, or better yet, demand they shut down all of their coal plants?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: lil dotty, 1/31/2013 10:48:04 AM     (No. 9150404)

The almighty government that WTP trust so much must be getting ready to push their climate change agenda to begin to pick our pockets again AP just setting up the stage.


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