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China Eats the World: Interesting stats on China

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posted on Dec, 11 2007 @ 12:25 AM


Russia is China's largest timber supplier; half of all logging there is illegal.

In Indonesia, another timber supplier to China, up to 80% of all logging takes place illegally.

90% of all wood products made in China are consumed in the country, including 45 billion pairs of wooden chopsticks each year.

The value of China's timber-product exports exceeds $17 billion. About 40 percent go to the United States.

More than 3/4 of China's forests have disappeared; 1/4 of the country's land mass is now desert.

Until recently, China was losing a Rhode Island-sized parcel of land to desertification each year.

80% of the Himalayan glaciers that feed Chinese rivers could melt by 2035.

In 2005, China's sulfur-dioxide emissions were nearly twice those of the United States.

Acid rain caused by air pollution now affects 1/3 of China's land.

Each year, at least 400,000 Chinese die prematurely of air-pollution-linked respiratory illnesses or diseases.

There are many more and it is worth reading. Kind of insane when you think about how fast China is growing. Their disregard for the environment could have some very dramatic consequences in the very near future.

[edit on 11-12-2007 by Karlhungis]

posted on Dec, 11 2007 @ 12:28 AM
The New World Order praises China for it's one child policy and government-sponsored genocide. The Chinese State killed millions of peasant farmers for no real reason whatsoever. They are very big on population control, and the U.N. gives them awards for that reason. Why? Because the U.N. believes the entire world needs to be depopulated, especially China. This is why we hear so often that World War 3 will be nuclear and will involve China.

posted on Dec, 11 2007 @ 01:49 AM
reply to post by NewWorldOver

I realize that some of the Chinese are dealing with the one child issue in an impropper way. The system may not be the correct answer, but if you look at the data, even the data in this article, it shows that their poplulation issue needs to be addressed. It is a global issue that you can't hide from forever.

Here are a few other stats from the article:

4/5 of China's rivers are too polluted to support fish.

The Mi Yun reservoir, Beijing's last remaining reliable source of drinking water, has dropped more than 50 feet since 1993.


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