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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 01:49 PM
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8. How about taking the cars off the road?
I bet that would get rid of more smog than shutting down every factory within 50 miles of Beijing.

Tokyo used to have a horrible smog problem, although it was largely gone when I arrived in 1977. After I noticed that the taxis run on propane, a driver told me that the city government mandated it after they noticed that the skies always cleared up on national holidays. Tokyo not only requires taxis and buses to run on propane but also continues extending its transit lines.
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  -Olympic Teams Vying to Defeat Beijings Smog: Pollution levels 5 times above WHO safety standards DeepModem Mom  Jan-24-08 10:39 AM   #0 
  - They didn't know about this problem when they awarded China the Olympics?  LiberalFighter   Jan-24-08 10:42 AM   #1 
  - Exactly. Why was China selected in the first place??? nt  DeepModem Mom   Jan-24-08 10:45 AM   #2 
  - And you know what? 17.5 years ago when I spent 2 weeks in Beijing, the air pollution wasn't that bad  Lydia Leftcoast   Jan-24-08 11:09 AM   #3 
  - Thanks for your post, Lydia. Increasingly, I've felt lucky to have visited places...  DeepModem Mom   Jan-24-08 11:12 AM   #4 
  - this is just 'dawning' on everyone?! gas masks, anyone?!!!!  katty   Jan-24-08 11:38 AM   #5 
  - stockpicker: China may close down industry for a month  JPZenger   Jan-24-08 12:32 PM   #6 
     - Wow! Thanks for this info. nt  DeepModem Mom   Jan-24-08 12:48 PM   #7 
     - How about taking the cars off the road?  Lydia Leftcoast   Jan-24-08 01:49 PM   #8 

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