Well, thanks. I’m much happier with our collapsing economy now. ;-)
I’ve visited Hong Kong and southern China a half dozen times..the first time being 30+ years ago and the most recent times being within the lat 3 years.The clearest day I saw in my most recent visits was worse than the worst day I’ve ever seen in LA.Far worse.If the industrialized nations of the world banned the internal combustion engine and electricity tomorrow China would make up for the drop in pollution within months with all the new coal fired power plants that they bring on line.Plants,BTW,that don’t have any of those new fangled smoke stack scrubbers that ours have.
BTW - has anyone heard about the environmental disasters encountered by USAF personnel that flew out of ex-Soviet air bases starting in 2002? From beer conversations those bases were disasters and several had sections that were so badly polluted that our personnel were prohibited from walking over them.
WE take care of the planet and our enemies don't. But, the liberal-progressive-socalist cabal hammers us about our environmental record every chance they can. Interesting but not funny.
Ahhh! It’s a good thing the greenies and the EPA banned industry from the US, otherwise we would have smog instead of recession.
I imagine Bakersfield made the list because the oil fields and farming in the area put lots of stuff in the air and there is no amount of prevailing wind to push it past the Sierras and Tehachapis.