China isn't just destroying their environment. They are destroying the planets environment. Fresh water will one day be worth it's weight in gold if
we don't reign in the careless polluters like China.
That's alarmist thinking.
Water can be purified easily.
Unless you mean in the post apocalyptic neo-world where we have to avoid being outside or get rad exposure, and we sit around the indoor tree, telling
tales of when xbox was god and all worshipped the mighty controller.
Originally posted by mysterioustranger
Been in booths on the street in Japan-China now for 15 or so years...a quarter (used to be a quarter)...for you to get in the booth, close the door
and breathe pure oxygen for 5 minutes. Then you put your mask back on and go back into the pollution. I beleive its been since around 1995 or so.
Used to be photo booths, telephone booths and now oxygen booths...woulda thought?!!!!!?
But that's not because there is a pollution problem, they huff pure o2 for the buzz.
You know there was even a time when you could go into a bar and huff alcohol vapour?
There is a lot of water in the world but at any one time, very little is available for us to use. Most of the fresh water is locked away in ice caps,
less than one percent is in the ground and about 0.3% occurs in rivers and lakes, the source we rely on most.
Fresh water is not plentiful unfortunately. Desalination plants are costly to run and there are not many in existance.
Incorrect. In Mexico City and Tokyo, the linked article is but only one, speaking of street smog booths in the 1960’s and thru the 1990’s and
beyond as the inspiration for those bars.
At 1st, on the streets…they really did it to BREATHE. At least for a moment.
“As early as the 1960s, smog-ridden cities such as Tokyo and Mexico City were equipped with coin-operated oxygen booths—a sort of "phone booth for
the lungs." After inserting the appropriate amount of money, a person received a dose of oxygen for inhaling. This idea, spawned by necessity, is the
likely inspiration for a rather bizarre fad that took hold in the trendier cities of North America during the mid-1990s: oxygen bars...”
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I have always thought that America should impose a tarrif on imported goods from major polluters like China. Other countries impose tariffs on our
exports. Turn about is fair play. The carbon tax that they are talking about imposing on America should be aimed at China instead. We could compete
globally if they leveled the playing field a bit.
Now that actually makes a good deal of sense! The Government was largely meant to fund itself and run by tariffs and fees. Everyone's been running
around since Daddy Bush and his New World Order nonsense spouting free trade zones and free everything. Well, why is it, it always seems free to
everyone else and we end up screwed? It was the free trade insanity to allow companies to just relocate without any real penalty beyond transport
costs to dirt cheap markets that got us into some of the mess, IMO.
Tariffs would be the solution, if we hadn't "treatied" ourselves out of choices for that.
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This has already been posted. Also, it's a stunt by a billionaire trying to bring to light the terrible air quality in China. He's already mentioned
its not to actually "sell air", but to bring attention to the "crisis".
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It's quite ironic that we are trying to save the air we breath, with Kyoto, and other excessive taxation's and legislation's and yet in creating
this product (and allowing its creation) we are adding to the problem (unnecessary emissions, etc.). Why can't people with this amount of money to
literally waste create companies and work that provide jobs and actually better our standard of living. Technology seems the asteroid and we the
What a jerk. He's a billionaire but that wasn't enough entertainment for him. He needs to make a mockery of the situation. Sure pal. How about
investing some of the money in something sustainable instead.
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