As if the air there wasn't toxic enough, the planet will be fine eventually but damn it must be horrible to live in their cities. Now I understand why Chinese people are willing to pay money for air in a can.
Actually, burning coal as a fuel source is not the problem. Filtering systems are available, mostly by using the means of nanotubes, we can filter and thus remove most of the bad stuff coming out of the pipes. Now, it's obviously expensive to change the filters every now and then, but it's still less expensive than paying for the "footprint" charges, so... Then again, China doesn't give a fuck, so we are fucked as well.
There are environmental cost to mining. The short term economic cost of not using coal has interesting NPV. Depends on your value structure.
But those machines do run with pretty much on any other oil than diesel. So... Rape oil should do it. It's probably the most efficient diesel replacement at the market.
China is such a terrible country. The people barbarians . The men must have absolute impotence . That is the biggest thing and reason for the slaying of so many animals mostly endangered species - these ch people care nothing for the world except polluting everything and eating everything. Wonder if we could start a rumor - eating your own male children is best for whatever their problem is. They already throw the girls away to die or whatever so they can keep the boy children, Now they have to import women from other places as they killed all of their own girls at birth.
Never touch the stuff. Never the less, nothing we can do to stop it, not that it would do any good. Say goodbye to your wilderness it is too damn late.
Could not be happier than I am right now. Those who pushed your peoples to the brink have pushed too far. Maybe not in our lifetime but our children's children will know the end.
China didn't do enough with the great wall. it should have been a bubble to keep all their garbage in side.