Chinese antiques wisdom is not to be seen in the coal burning, CO2 emitting factories that are being built weekly in China today. Nor on the new color NO2 map of the world, showing east China as red hot polluted, worst by far on earth. Yet while China is now shown to be spewing now more noxious poisons into the air than every other nation, the leaders and the people defend that the filthy air is the natural price of progress. And besides, we hear from leaders in speeches, and people in the street now on the television screens, all defend the pollution, as they are all getting richer.
And yet China admits it may be losing up to ten percent of workforce sick at any one time from pollution and filthy air, lung, respiratory sicknesses. Meanwhile, on the human rights, we see the world react with protests against the Olympic torch. Idealistic youths and mature people, in protest of those Han Chinese soldiers with batons who hit the gentle monks in Tibet. And we hear the people of China defend their soldiers as fighting terrorists in Tibet, and they then defend the dirty skies: the west did it, we can too.
All accept the mask on the face as the cost of progress, it seems, and most beware the mysterious Buddhist monk, they plan to take over the world. Confucian respect for the ways of the Emperor seem well entrenched into Chinese wisdom. With the acts in Tibet, the world notices and reacts in anger. But not in China, either with dirty skies or cruel soldiers. But to us their cries in self defense seem shrill and empty. Listen to the diplomats from China dirty their sky and now want Tibet, the only vast portion of "China" still pure dark blue sky on that world map.
China is determined it will show the world that Tibet is a natural part of China. We can only imagine off screen behavior, but the cameras now show we are seeing the forceful arrival on that new train soldiers and displaced coastal farm Han Chinese evicted from their farms by soldiers to make way for another new factory, in which the blue sky will turn cloudy all day. These valleys become dark at noon, the air heats up. Yet we now have the more powerful filters invented, not yet in production. Is China interested t will depend on the price.
In this darkening, heating up world, some nitrogen weeds have been found to thrive, killing food bearing plants. We can see that slowly great changes have begun to happen, some good, most bad. Blue sky warm lagoon becomes hellish smoke filled place where nothing grows. That is taking place in China and some poor and rich pockets on earth, but it is most red hot in China, to a small extent but also in South Korea and Japan. How this affects the west coast of America and Canada now is beginning to show a toll on the forests and the lungs of the people.
The trees from California to Washington State show ash fall out that can be attributed back to China. Our once vast Pacific Ocean that allowed us on the west coast to boast we had the purest, most filtered air on earth after it had passed over eight thousand miles of no factories. But now the factories five hundred miles further deep have found that if they emit such a huge volume of dirty NO2 into the troposphere-the air we breath- they have now advanced their civilization enough that the Middle Kingdom of mighty China can now reach out to us.
Even over the vast Pacific Ocean, from beyond that half of the earth China can now, and is, involved in our weather, and health, and lungs. We would rather talk about, and get back to, healthy lifestyles. We know the technology now exists to place massive filters on the most dirty coal burning plants and have them emit virtually pure good air. Not yet to market, as scientists, governments and companies all fret about profits, patents, national security.
The scientists of the world agree that it is in the national security needs of every nation to cooperate to trade and exchange, sell, lease but make available to begin to apply clean technology to the world, but most of all, as the climate maps show, China. If so, they might start to clean up, rather than foul the lungs of west coast Americans. But while we befoul mother earth, logical brilliant minds are coming up with the solutions. Whether we are diamond or coal for brains in how we handle this good news, history will record. Time gentlemen, please.
Derek Dashwood enjoys noticing positive ways we progress, the combining of science into the humanities to measure politics and use and wise use of power and love at