Saturday, September 15, 2007

What is the Solution to Pollution?

As part of a series of environmental articles, Time has a list of the worlds ten most polluted cities.

These are intractable issues, going to the core of economic development and environmental management conflicts. Although I don't work on environmental management and clean up projects of this scale, the technical issues are very similar and it is possible to scale up many of the proven solutions. The major barriers are technology transfer, economic restructuring and political will.

Some advice if you are visiting. Don't drink the water, don't eat the vegetables and don't breathe the air. Other than that, you should be fine. For those who live there, it is inevitable that there will be negative health consequences.

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