Climate Change Worsens Air Quality

In 2013, when Beijing and other cities in China faced a pollution-filled haze dubbed the “airpocalypse,” scientists pointed to stagnant air conditions as contributing to the air pollution accumulation. In parts of heavily populated eastern China, the mountains help create conditions that make it easier for haze to sit in cities when high pressure systems and high humidity affect the region. The new study …

US decline vs. China’s continued expansion

By Danny Haiphong, Blackagendareport.comAugust 10, 2019  U.S. imperialism views the One Belt One Road as an existential threat to the domination and monopoly of the dollar. “China is becoming deeply connected to Asia, Europe, and Africa and this spells doom for U.S. imperial hegemony.” The U.S. is once again mired in the political circus of the presidential election cycle. Corporate Democrats …

Reduced consumption means more compact homes, closer together, with less driving and more sharing and repairing

Consumption emissions from goods, food, and services are huge — and politically explosive.By David Roberts@drvoxdavid@vox.com  Jul 1, 2019, 11:30am EDTSHARE What greenhouse gas emissions are you responsible for? That question is not as easy to answer as it might appear. Say you drive to the store, buy a soda, and drive home. Your car (unless you have an electric vehicle) spewed a …

Even economists say: Greed comprehensively dominates Washington policies and is now causing conflict with China

Under American capitalism, which has long strayed from the cooperative spirit of the New Deal era, today’s winners flat-out reject sharing their winnings. As a result of this lack of sharing, American politics are fraught with conflicts over trade. Greed comprehensively dominates Washington policies. The real battle is not with China but with America’s own giant companies, many of which …

New green building creates the lowest possible energy consumption and carbon emission production, with beauty

Creating buildings with the lowest possible energy consumption and carbon emission production, while still being aesthetically pleasing, is a challenge bringing together great minds to change the way we think about our living and working spaces. Here are some of our favorite sustainable architectural projects coming out of Shanghai, Paris, Dhaka, and Barcelona. The green hill The green hill Shanghai, …

Forbes: China Could Be The World’s First All Electric Vehicle Ecosystem

China’s auto industry is rapidly turning all-electric. China plans to have 500,000 public charging piles in place by the end of 2020.  6 March 2018, by Salvatore Babones, see full article and Forbes’ great charts on the strong rise of Battery EVs in China.  China’s big cities are famously polluted. Air pollution is responsible for as many as one million excess …