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Hosing Down the Data
For Chinese Smog, Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction
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  • Fat_Man

    London had smogs like that in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. I would be surprised if no British crime fiction writer had not come up with a plot like that.

  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    The corruption, waste, and incompetence of the Chinese Government is incomprehensible to westerners, whose democratic political system reduces these things by 90%-95% compared to China. It should be plain to all that ALL the numbers coming out of China are fudged, that the recent corruption Purge is all for show and that the ones being prosecuted failed to pay the proper bribes or even worse are honest and being framed. One recent case had a General with millions in bribes uncounted and still in the boxes they were delivered in, with the names of the bribers and what they getting in return written on the outside. (How convenient, what a cunning criminal this General is, to just leave all that just lying around when he knew there was a corruption campaign going on for the past 2 years. I can totally see how he rose to the rank of General. /sarc)

  • Josephbleau

    This is an excellent time to do a good epidemiological study to determine the true effect of pm 2.5 and pm10. If epa standards are correct then every child in China has acute athsma

  • Stormcrow

    Every time I read or hear some terribly aware NYT writer hector the U.S. public about how the Chinese government is farsighted about climate and green policies I am gonna think fire hose.

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