Can we learn from Communist China? Poor Fuel in Dirty Trucks
I am not writing any thing for Indian communists to gloat over Chinese successes.
It is about the colossus environmental problems of China.
If we agree with our own Indian communists, nothing can go wrong with China.
How could a communist country can commit a crime and be complacent?
But we also know that how far such lame arguments will go.
I would certainly request any die hard Indian Commies to enlighten us on the grave issue.
How come the all knowing, concerned nation dotting communism could commit such a mistake?
I am also aware about a staunch communist’s aversions to give answers.
They only ask questions about state of poor and then do nothing to help them.
If there are no poor, what the communists will do?
They will be jobless.
So we must have millions of poor to justify existence of communism and that’s what is happening.
That’s enough about my ranting about Indian communists and their frozen, conflicted focused narrow mindset.
Let’s go back to the basic question now.
Can we really learn from China’s dismal records as far as environment is concerned?
This will certainly again prompt a true communist’s angry repost about bad record of the despised west.
China is suffocating it self by huge acrid pollutions.
The fast Chinese growth is there but all its attendant environmental problems.
Trucks ply goods across robust economy but big costs.
The human toll, global impact and political challenge of China''s epic pollution crisis are a matter of global concern.
The quality of diesel brunt by hopping ten million trucks to fuel Chinese economy is 130 times more polluting sulfur than despised USA.
The noxious trucks are the mules of China’s spectacularly expanding economy — ubiquitous and so essential.
China’s appetite for diesel is demonic as it accounts for nearly half increase in yearly oil consumption in world.
China has even surpassed USA in emitting and the demand has pushed up the oil prices often.
Unlike in India the Chinese oil companies have been stopped to mint money by cashing on to the global oil prices.
The cascading effect of low quality crude oil, low quality fuel to keep the social and political unrest has its own pitfalls.
Low cost diesel prompts people to use it more and turn pollute the air all around.
Traffic congestions result more pollution due to rampant and careless idling.
Building a truck that meets top emissions standards is not just a question of spending a little extra on pollution-control equipment. It usually requires radical engine redesigns, which can add thousands of dollars to the price.
In India there is craze for diesel cars and the sales are skyrocketing each month.
The result will be more soot and more related problems, but who others?
International regulators have labeled diesel soot a likely carcinogen. A growing body of academic literature blames tiny airborne particles from diesel exhaust, coal-fired power plants and other sources for up to 90 percent of all deaths from outdoor air pollution, because the particles penetrate so deeply into lungs. Diesel engines also emit large quantities of nitrogen oxides, which react with gasoline fumes to produce photochemical smog when hit by sunlight.
But as in past, Indian decision makers might take years to accept the existence of this serious problem and we will continue to breath sooth laden air.
The basic problem in tackling such technical matters is the low respect we Indian have for technology.
Government Technologists are least bothered and have self inflicted low esteem.
Go to any engineer’s office and home and try to know has he updated his knowledge?
Very few read technical books and magazines, they just like power and money.
Understandably they don’t have a well though out view and even need to have one.
They won’t stick their fat neck out ever except few brave souls.
Monstrous dian obsessive with brutal power and low respect for other skills, is one the reason.
There are hundred other points to be added here, but what is the need?
Who bothers about such grave matters in India?
Does any one?
So China might improve and India will be covered in soot for a long time.