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    Default Asia's Serious Environment Problem

    The economic progress made in Asia comes at the expense of the pollution of environment. The industry economy grows quickly; but pollution becomes more serious. Unfortunately, the great majority of people here are insensitive to the pollution.

    Many Asian countries are imitating the West's high pattern of consumerism. Asian people hope to own private car, motorcycle, and big house.hope to consume large power source as western nations. Many Asian governments is making effort to realize this aim. Asia is producing a large amount of cars and motorcycles, cement and brick, exploiting many coal mines, ore mines and oil field, And building large multi-story buildings and highway, enlarging blindly more and more land area of cities and towns. Large area of lands are damaged by the exploitation of natural resources.*****

    *** Car and motorcycle are increasing greatly. The population in Asia is multitudinous "4000000000", which is fifteen times of the population of the US. Asia is short of cultivated land. In spite of this case,Many Asia government is developing the private car industry greatly. The construction of new highway* will take up large areas of land. Traffic accidents increase greatly. In 2003 200,000 people died in traffic accidents in China.

    *** Building development is in confusion. Building technique is primitive and* large amounts of materials are consumed.* China building poured 50% of the world's cement and steel. Building a house will consume more cement brick and decorative colorful brick in China than the western nations. But these houses make little use of insulation letting heat flow out in the winter and letting the heat in during the hot summer months. House repairs are more difficult, too. Most Asian People concern beauty of own house very much, but don't concern about environment round the house. They spend large money on their own house,but they are stingy in spending money on the environment around their house.*

    *** Garbage removal is primitive. Most Asian People don't know the classification of garbage. Waste plastic bags are visible everywhere. Most Asian People like to use plastic bags and batteries just once and then throw them away. Governments pay great attention to surface-beauty of city., spending much money on the apperance of city. But they pay little attention to garbage classification and waste treatment. Large amounts of garbage are made by large consumption.

    *** River is polluted by chemical fertilizer,pesticide,herbicides,chemical synthetic detergent(washing powders),industry waste water,human excrement and urine,garbage. Waste water, excrement and urine flow directly into river without any treatment. Most of rivers in Asia are unsuitable for drinking. Many Asian people are harmed by drinking water in polluted river.

    *** Education in protecting environment is blank. People are lack of* understanding and concept of protecting the environment. Many Asian countries are poor, but they are not frugal.Most Asian People are concerned about the beauty of house but don't concerned about the beauty of the environment.Most Asian People are concerned about their own health but don't care about environmental health. They like to inject and swallow more medicines,eat more wild animals, but they don't realize that the polluted food, water and air are threatening their health greatly.
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    **** The population in Asia is multitudinous, 4.5 billion people in Asia,(china:1.4billion.india:1.2billion), fifteen times the population of the US. Asia is short of cultivated land. The actual situation demands that Asia doesn't imitate the West's high consumption. Asia should develop economizing energy industries. If not, the Asia would ruin their own environment,in further more, affect the global environment.
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    ** Many Asian countries don't realize that pollution is their most dangerous enemy.

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    Default Problems are serious indeed!

    The author has raised important issues. The debate on development vs environment is very much alive today. But how do we begin to address these problems given the resource constraints and the need to feed the teeming millions? Much of the river related issues can be tackled only through transboundary cooperation and planned joint action.

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    Specially Bangladesh, as a low land will be the victim of environmental pollution if the water level rises.

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    Great post Chenyu. The environment is vital to all of us and the poisoned drinking water you illustrate is pandemic by this account. We attempt to 'raise awareness' among our society members through the use of mass media and also through our existing educational system. In this approach the children bring home ideas about recycling, and sanitation, and environmental stewardship to their parents and elders after school. I would rather light a candle, as they say, than to curse at the darkness. I see that you work in a hospital in eastern China and see illnesss daily. I also work with ill people who struggle with obesity, poor dietary choices and a poor understanding of home insulation and recycling. Over 2% of the United States's land area is paved. When you consider the impact on the land that is awesome.I appreciate your taking the time to share this with our forum friend, Gung Hey Fat Choi, a poor attempt at 'Happy New Year', do you use Mandarin or Cantonese, Mandarin would be likely near Beijing. Enjoyed 2008 Summer Olympics!! London this year, very exciting seeing all our people playing together.Best of luck and hope you return to this open forum, I understand that the government does censor your speech and hopefully that will fall away in time.

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    VVJ-
    I agree and to be honest the current national boundaries do not allow a fair distribution of resources. The current efforts to make micro-loans in Bangladesh and India and other south asian nations are trying to address the poverty. A regional approach would be best, say the -stans, Uzbek, Turkmen, Afghan,,,Paki and all nations other than China . As the world's largest democracy, India seems a natural leader. The flooding is a cruel reality and building homes on a flood plain is not sustainable. Perhaps Indian outreach can increase the safety of the peoplew in Myanmar, and other nations co-operatively.

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