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October 23, 2009

Holy. Fucking. Shit.

THIS ISN’T THAT SCENE from The Matrix where Laurence Fishburne says, “we know it was us that scorched the sky,” as he shows Neo for the first time what the “real” world looks like. No, this is our present.

China Hush posts a whole series of disturbing photos depicting industrial pollution in China.

What was it Owen Paine said the other day about simple import substitution?

4 Comments leave one →
  1. October 23, 2009 8:18 PM

    Saw the photos and felt very sick thinking the price of progress is too high if this is the impact.

  2. October 23, 2009 10:54 PM

    indeed. much more “progress” and we’ll all be goners.

  3. October 29, 2009 11:37 AM

    The price of progress = the end of progress.
    Still, who wants to pay more for plastic toys?

    • October 29, 2009 1:40 PM

      true. you don’t buy those toys because they’re good for the planet, or they’re safe.

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