posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 02:45 PM
Originally posted by Advantage
reply to post by ChaoticOrder
Im going by the actual reports on the specific contaminates and particulates that are in the air. It was the chinese govt who said it was "cars"..
the actual studies proved it was industrialization and dirty coal from factories and manufacturing. We can blame the Chinese all we want and their
supposedly breeding like rats.. but our demands for cheap crap prove that WE have a huge portion of culpability in this.
Mind if I butt in?
I think people in the US are partly responsible, but digging a little deeper, you can see it's not only the culture, but the economic, and political
system coupled with advertising companies which are to blame as well.
Our economic philosophy believes that economic growth is the only way to prosperity. Since we outsourced our pollution (manufacturing base), what is
pushed on the troglodytes is mindless consumption regardless of the consequences. Our government made it our "patriotic duty" to buy SUV's, and
cheap products from China. We have media shoving this junk down our throats, telling us we need to outdo our neighbors and live in a world of
So you can't just point the finger at the people, or the rogue government, or the corporations, or the media, or China. We're all to blame.
The one child policy was instated by Deng Xiaoping in 1979.. I do believe that has lowered population since it is now 2013. If we do not accept
our own part in this... our insatiable demands.. then we will keep repeating these "mistakes" and the Chinese citizens and the planet will continue
I think what you mean is that it's helped lower the potential rate of growth in the population. They've got 1.2billion people right now. Didn't
have a billion in 1979.
In my assessment, the root is awaking the people's conscience AND calling out the unconscionable policies and deregulation in government and
The problem is certainly not merely a matter of numbers in population. It's the greed of man interacting with the environment to create the #storm
we're already having to weather.