In China, You Can See and Smell Economic Growth
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  • Alan

    ” London was once famous for its “pea soup” fogs; those vanished as the city shifted from coal.”

    Is not quite correct.

    There was not a shift from coal but a process called Low Temperature Carbonization (LTC)of coal was employed to provide a smokeless fuel in compliance with the 1956 Clean Air Act (UK).

    The result was astonishingly successful.

    There was a message from the UK experience – coal should never be burned in its raw state.

    The authorities in China and elsewhere where smog is a problem should consider investigating the merits of LTC.

  • Jim.

    So is Long Beach / San Pedro harbor still full of big, egg-shaped tanks filled with coal that’s too dirty to be burned in the US that they ship to China?

    It was about the only thing going on those container ships (apart from medical devices, iirc) destined for export to China. Otherwise, the containers full of stuff just came in to the US, and went back out empty.

    Anyone who thinks that the US National Debt is a good way to keep up this unsustainable situation for the few more years it can last should be tried for treason.

  • Kris

    Top of the week to y’all.

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