The Price of Traffic in China: Scientific American Podcast

The Price of Traffic in China: Scientific American Podcast.

I heard about this from my boss and friend, and the first thing that comes to mind is, “Where the heck are these people going potty?”

The article brings up a lot of very important points, and it breaks my heart to realize that even as we wasteful Americans are putting the planet at risk with our ridiculous consumerism, imagine the damage that 1.6 BILLION people (and growing) is going to cause if they all start acting like Americans!

There are only 350 million people in the U.S., according to a very non-scientific memory.  That means that China has roughly 4.5 TIMES the people of the U.S.  Even if only a quarter of them use resources like the citizens of the U.S. do, the overall decline of environmental quality and depletion of natural resources doubles at least.

It kinda makes me sick to my stomach….

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