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China Coal Industry Poster Boy

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This is after one day’s work in the mines. The guy is taking a bath to get all the soot off of his body. That’s just insane.

And as Speigel Online reports:

hina’s coal industry is the world’s most dangerous, as measured by the number of miners who are killed per year. In the first 10 months of 2007, there have been 3,069 deaths and on average since 2000, 6,000 miners have died in China every year.

If global warming is real, and I think it is, China is basically doing more to plunge us into a hole we won’t be able to dig out of than any other country on the planet.

Makes me wonder what the Beijing Summer Olympics are going to be like.