Daily Archives: March 6, 2017

Car Sick – George Monbiot


5th March 2017

A short, simple factsheet on the impacts of traffic pollution on children’s health

By George Monbiot, published on monbiot.com, 5th March 2017

I wrote this short factsheet for a local school suffering high levels of air pollution, that are caused in part by the parents, sometimes driving their children just 100 metres up the road. Part of the problem is that many people are unaware of the link between pollution and health issues.

When I looked for a summary – in clear and simple language, that most parents can quickly understand – of the damage that traffic pollution can do to children, I could not find one. Nor could the transport campaigns I consulted. So I decided to write my own.

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China’s Ghost Cities

SBS Dateline

Uploaded on Apr 11, 2011

Vast cities are being built across China at a rate of ten a year, but they remain almost uninhabited ghost towns. It’s estimated there are 64 million empty apartments.

For more on Adrian Brown’s report, go to the SBS Dateline website… http://bit.ly/fJur4O

60 Minutes Report – China’s Ghost Cities

Caulfield Krivanek Architecture

Published on Oct 5, 2016

Robert Caulfield discusses China’s mega cities with 60 Minutes journalist, Michael Usher.

China’s Largest Ghost City?

Vagabond Journey

Published on Mar 29, 2013

This is a video of Zhengzhou’s new district, or Zhengdong, which has been called “China’s largest ghost city.” But the reality is that it’s actually not very ghost like at all. In fact, parts of this massive district that’s the size of San Francisco are coming alive and starting to thrive. Construction on this district began around 2004, and the place is just now becoming suitable for real habitation. The international media jumped the gun by calling Zhengdong a ghost city. Read the article at http://www.vagabondjourney.com/zhengz….

For more on China’s ghost cities, I’ve published a series of articles at http://thechinachronicle.com/chinas-g….

China Has a Crazy Number of Ghost Cities | China Uncensored

China Uncensored

Published on Jan 6, 2016

Empty apartments, up for grabs! Just kidding. They’re empty, but even the owners don’t want to live there. There are millions of empty apartments in cities across China. Why? Watch to find out more.

20 Signs China’s Pollution Has Reached Apocalyptic Levels | China Uncensored

China Uncensored

Published on Feb 4, 2015

9 out 10 cities in China have failed government pollution standards according to China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection. A quarter of million Chinese die every year from pollution, rivers turn blood red, and by 2030, China will be COMPLETELY OUT OF WATER! These are just a few of the signs that China’s pollution has reached apocalyptic levels, and it’s having a global effect on climate change. To find out the rest, watch this episode of China Uncensored.

China’s super smog: Gov’t official calls Beijing pollution “unbearable”

CBS This Morning

Published on Feb 26, 2014

Beijing is suffering through a week of dangerous air pollution levels. One man is taking the Chinese government to court because of all the smog. Seth Doane reports on the nation’s pollution problems.