Wednesday, November 15, 2006

US, China Rank Among Worst on Climate Change

Image of Beijing bicyclistI couldn't resist posting this image, when I saw it on CommonDreams.org. In one picture it captures the contradiction of China--the greatest number of bike commuters and utilitarian bicyclists in the world, combined with some of the dirtiest energy plants on the planet. Sadly, China's bicyclists are being crowded off the roads by the growing motorist plague, with resulting injuries and fatalities. That's progress?

See: The Bicycle's Long Way to China: The appropriation of cycling as a foreign cultural technique (1860-1941)
See: As China becomes richer, its clean, energy-efficient bicycles are giving way to cars
Image: Web capture.

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