Troubled Waters of Asia

A man carries a sack of vegetables as he walks past a polluted canal littered with plastic bags and other garbage, in Mumbai, India.(AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

 

The most polluted rivers in the world are responsible for roughly 95% of the plastic that contaminates the oceans. Just cleaning the ten worst polluters, eight of which are in Asia, would take care of half of it.

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Where are the treaties and the accords addressing this environmental disaster?

11 Comments on Troubled Waters of Asia

  1. When I think of Asian pollution I think of the Water Hyacinth that clogs and chokes the San Joaquin river delta in California.

    That crap was brought here by bilge water from Asian shipping coming into the port of Stockton and others in the system.

  2. Shit River, the drainage canal in Olongapo City just outside of the Navy base in Subic (Pubic) Bay in the Philippines looked a lot like that. It was the nastiest, most disgusting, filthiest so called river I’ve ever seen in my life.

  3. China is the number one reason we have Environmental Problems !
    For that reason alone I refuse to acknowledge any Environmental Treaty,
    that does Not involve China on the Same Level as the U.S !!!

  4. While traveling in China, staying in Guanzou (formerly Canton), our wanderings around the city took us past the Pearl river, a primary estuary for boats coming and going out of the harbor. Having lived mainly in the Northwest and seeing its many water ways every day, I’ve never seen anything like it. Standing on the bank of the Pearl, unable to see into the water at all, watching the gases burble up to the surface. It was like a caldron of greenish, dead muck. Can’t imagine falling into such a toxic sewer. It’s a total disaster.

    Anyone who wants to whine about the water and air in the U.S. cannot have been to some of these places.

  5. While traveling in China, staying in Guanzou (formerly Canton), our wanderings around the city took us past the Pearl river, a primary estuary for boats coming and going out of the harbor. Having lived mainly in the Northwest and seeing its many water ways every day, I’ve never seen anything like it. Standing on the bank of the Pearl, unable to see into the water at all, watching the gases burble up to the surface. It was like a caldron of gray, dead muck — the viscosity of used motor oil. Can’t imagine falling into such a toxic sewer. It’s a total disaster.

    Anyone who wants to whine about the water and air in the U.S. cannot have been to some of these places.

  6. I’m guessing that, somehow, we’ve (the American taxpayer) got to pay for this.

    If “all cultures are equal” and they choose to live in filth, why is it any of our concern? Can’t we just wall them out?

    Oh, that’s right, that’s racist. Sorry.

    izlamo delenda est …

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