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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Indigo5
Those numbers won't change. We're getting all of China's and India's particulates blown overseas. The air will never be as clean as their standards.
Recently, 21 peer-reviewed scientific studies have confirmed the truth of those words. Not only has mountaintop removal permanently destroyed more than 500 Appalachian mountains, but people living near the destruction are 50% more likely to die of cancer and 42% more likely to be born with birth defects compared with other people in Appalachia.
as many as 60,000 individual cancer cases can be linked directly to exposure from MTR debris
Self-reported cancer rates were significantly higher in the mining versus the non-mining area after control for respondent age, sex, smoking, occupational history, and family cancer history
Heavily strip-mined communities in Appalachia are among the unhealthiest in the United States. In 2008, Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index ranked Kentucky and West Virginia—the two states where mountaintop removal is most prevalent—second to last and dead last respectively. also rank at the bottom of the index. Ranking by congressional districts show similar results-out of 435 counties, WV-03 and KY-05, where the practice mountaintop removal is most pervasive, ranks 432 and 435 ranks last, respectively.
originally posted by: xuenchen
a reply to: Kali74
But wait !!
The Koch Brothers own pollution control companies !!!
My Gawd !! Now what?
Subsidiaries of Koch Chemical Technology Group design, manufacture, sell, install and service process and pollution control equipment, and provide engineering services for industries and municipalities worldwide. Subsidiaries include:
I bet they make money from the U.S. Agenda21
Koch companies manufacture a wide variety of products, including transportation fuels, building and consumer products, electronic connectors, fibers, fertilizers, membrane filtration and pollution control equipment.
originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: Indigo5
If you look into it, you will find that dust from the windstorms in Africa is deposited in the US. Particulates travel around the globe.
You surely won't deny that Chinese coal burning adds CO2 to our atmosphere? It is what they are talking about when they go on about 'carbon credits' is it not?
America is the only country that is causing global-climate-doom, therefore, we should be the only ones to cut back on CO2. Because if we cut back, then all will be saved.
Compared to just a few years ago, our electricity bills are now considerably higher.