The Peoples Republic of Chemicals

The Peoples Republic of Chemicals Maverick Environmental Writers William J Kelly And Chip Jacobs Follow Up Their Acclaimed Smogtown With A Provocative Examination Of China S Ecological Calamity Already Imperiling A Warming Planet Toxic Smog Most People Figured Was Obsolete Needlessly Kills As Many As Died In The 9 11 Attacks Every Day, While Sometimes Grand Canyon Sized Drifts Of Industrial Particles Aloft On The Winds Rain Down Ozone And Waterway Poisoning Mercury In America.In Vivid, Gonzo Prose Blending First Person Reportage With Exhaustive Research And A Sense Of Karma, Kelly And Jacobs Describe China S Ancient Love Affair With Coal, Bill Clinton S Blunders Cutting Free Trade Deals Enabling The U.S To Export Manufacturing Emissions To Asia In A Shift That Pilloried The West S Middle Class, Communist Party Manipulation Of Eco Statistics, The Horror Of Cancer Villages, The Deception Of The 2008 Beijing Olympics, And Spellbinding Peasant Revolts Against Cancer Spreading Plants Involving Thousands In Mostly Censored Mel Es Ending With China S Monumental Coal Bases Decried By Climatologists As A Global Warming Dagger, The People S Republic Of Chemicals Names Names And Emphasizes Humanity Over Bloodless Statistics In A Classic Sure To Ruffle Feathers As An Indictment Of Money As The Real Green That Not Even Al Gore Can Deny. From the outset, The People s Republic of Chemicals sets itself apart from other environmental tomes With language that reads like a combination of Upton Sinclair and early James Ellroy, the authors describe in detail the accelerating environmental disaster that has already had a devastating impact on the health of the people, air and land in China and is now crossing distant bord
While I m following the debate about China s manufacturing power and ensuing pollution, it s good to get it packaged in one readable, personally investigated book for us to see the history, rise and current status of this populous land.As Jacobs and Kelly last looked at air pollution in Smogtown about Los Angeles, the air is the main point addressed in this book Smog is caused by industry, home heating, power plants, cars and other sources such as barbecues and underground coal seam fires Ce While I m following the debate about China s manufacturing power and ensuing pollution, it s good to get it packaged in one readable, personally investigated book for us to see the history, rise and current status of this populous land.As Jacobs and Kelly last looked at air pollution in Smogtown about Los Angeles, the air is the main point addressed in this book Smog is caused by industry, home heating, power plants, cars and other sources such as barbecues and underground coal seam fires Certain weather conditions and geological features, such as bowl shaped valleys and temperature inversions, worsen the effects of smog by causing it to sit over cities, such as Beijing When the pollution does rise it causes acid rainfall onto a third of China at present and moves at high altitudes to other countries, including, we are told, the coastal US The authors focus on the coal usage of the PRC China currently us
An important book, poorly written The People s Republic of Chemicals purports to reveal how the offshoring of American manufacturing to China helped China become the most polluted country on the planet It does achieve that goal, though perhaps in spite of itself While the title suggests a discussion on chemicals, the vast preponderance of the book is focused on the massive air pollution problems in China This isn t surprising given the authors previous collaboration, a book about the smoggy An important book, poorly written The People s Republic of Chemicals purports to reveal how the offshoring of American manufacturing to China helped China become the most polluted country on the planet It does achieve that goal, though perhaps in spite of itself While the title suggests a discussion on chemicals, the vast preponderance of the book is focused on the massive air pollution problems in China This isn t surprising given the authors previous collaboration, a book about the smoggy days of Los Angeles.The early chapters provide some historical background on China s dynastic rule and frequent invasions by the Japanese, the British, and others, as well as its own political infighting Their overly rosy characterizat
The truth is a bitter pill to swallow for the Chinese, who have been busy putting all of their energy into ratcheting up their economy and making money while glibly and caustically ignoring their own health and that of their own land, water, and air And from the looks of it they d be getting away with it if it weren t for the tireless reporter and meticulous author team in Bill Kelly and Chip Jacobs to hold their proverbial feet to the fire.More than a biting critique of China s economic choice The truth is a bitter pill to swallow for the Chinese, who have been busy putting all of their energy into ratcheting up their economy and making money while glibly and caustically ignoring their own health and that of their own land, water, and air And from the looks of it they d be getting away with it if it weren t for the tireless reporter and meticulous author team in Bill Kelly and Chip Jacobs to hold their proverbial feet to the fire.More than a biting critique of China s economic choices and America s tacit support which led to the so called communist country s current environmental situation, which is, at best, bleak This book is not just a critical expos on China, but a call on them to do the right thing now,
This enlightening book illustrates China s attempt to fog and smog reality by coughing out pollution propaganda that only flies over their cities Sadly, the people s cries go unheard as their mouths are hidden under masks while they walk the sooty streets gasping for a breath of fresh air Why should we care Because their cloud could soon be coming to a city near you The authors do an excellent job of laying out China s history of how it became a super power and super polluter They put forth This enlightening book illustrates China s attempt to fog and smog reality by coughing out pollution propaganda that only flies over their cities Sadly, the people s cries go unheard as their mouths are hidden under masks while they walk the sooty streets gasping for a breath of fresh air Why should we care Because their cloud could soon be coming to a city near you The authors do an excellent job of laying out China s history of how it became a super power and super polluter They put forth indisputable
The People s Republic of Chemicals is a must read, if you care about the environment, public health issues, and the real costs of the goods and products manufactured in China, and exported into the U.S In this remarkable book William J Kelly and Chip Jacobs set out to inform, educate, and uncover the causes and ramifications of poisonous air, in a way that will both horrify and hopefully reinforce and revitalize the war against air pollution Well researched, well written, and offering up an The People s Republic of Chemicals is a must read, if you care about the environment, public health issues, and the real costs of the goods and products manufactured in China, and exported into the U.S In this remarkable book William J Kelly and Chip Jacobs set out to inform, educate, and uncover the causes and ramifications
This is an interesting, simplified account of how China has experienced terrible pollution as it has become a manufacturing power It largely focusses on air pollution, although some attention is paid to water and land pollution The pollution has created serious health, land use, and economic problems for China and its global neighbors The book is written in a conversational, slangy, slightly affected vernacular that does keep the reader alert But at times one s attention is drawn too much at This is an interesting, simplified account of how Chi
This book really scared me it compares the current situation in terms of pollution and consumption of raw materials in China with that of the U.S in the past, and also of the present and what emerges made me start crying.Questo libro mette veramente paura e paragona l attuale situazione in termini di smog e consumo di materie prima della Cina con quella degli Stati Uniti del passato, e anche del presente e quello che emerge fa mettere le mani nei capelli.THANKS TO NETGALLEY AND RARE BIRD BOOKS This book really scared me it compares the current situation in terms of pollution and co
An exceptional book and a brilliant read I learnt so much about air pollution and the collateral damage How china has nearly 500 cancer villages in remote towns where cancer being the number one cause of death, where people work amongst noxious compounds, how one third of carbon dioxide emissions come from factories making shippable exports and how china s coal burning devours most of the globe, its also one of the globes most polluted country and is on the same list as chernobyl I loved the An exceptional book and a brill
My personal wish is that every person on the planet read The People s Republic of Chemicals And I ll tell you why China s pollution crisis is highly underreported Most people, myself included, have only a vague idea about the toxic soup of chemicals in China s air, land and water and even worse, how severely the toxicity is impacting its people Authors of the award winning environ

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  • Hardcover
  • 280 pages
  • The Peoples Republic of Chemicals
  • William J. Kelly
  • 12 October 2019
  • 1940207258