CHINA’S GROWTH POLLUTING IT’S PEOPLE
The recent post-Communist years of China's growth have come at a hefty price, pollution. The BBC reports on how Beijing is currently suffering smog levels that are over 400 times the designated world limit. Unofficial tests record it at over 800! Aside from the obvious health risks and hospital visits this smog is causing, many Chinese are also just outraged at the way officials and agencies have handled the situation. Plus the growth numbers staggering. Beacause of the economic upturn, China consumes about half of the world's coal and it's automobile count is at 5 million, twice London's! Makes one really reconsider the worth or meaning of "growth" it just puts such large populations at risk.