Chinese smog of zombie steel mills
Reuters: “Silencing China’s zombie steel mills no solution for smog” by David Stanway:
dozens of so-called zombie mills in Tangshan, where authorities have been ordered by the provincial government to draw up a list of plants to close so output can be cut by 10.8 million tonnes this year.
With an awesome photo-series explanation of how he did it –
With toys! Made in zombie China? It’s important to investigate how things are made.
So what does China do with the displaced steel workers? How does the Chinese system for worker transition compare to ours? And what of the smog? Not the dragon, the global crisis in carbon pollution. Don’t forget, that it’s not just steel mills bringing us to the anthropocene; it’s also cow farts and global shipping, and general consumption of technology and toys.