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Chinese to export smog?

Published:Wednesday | August 17, 2016 | 12:14 AM


IN Beijing, China, when the air becomes unbreathable, the city is closed down and residents are forced to stay indoors. The International School, attended by very fortunate ultra-rich children, seal classrooms, filter air, and enclose its playing field in a huge plastic oxygen bubble, while children in other schools suffer.

Can the money we get from a coal-fuelled Alpart do all of this? Absolutely not. And even if it could, would we want to live like this? Would we want to go through the horror of not being able to breathe, like the people of Beijing?

With coal fuelling Alpart, the quality of life would be drastically reduced.