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Save the planet! Poison Chinese workers February 4, 2010

Posted by BlueGreen in Deception, Hypocrisy.
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Every time you switch on an energy-efficient, warming friendly light, a Chinese worker gets sick:

WHEN British consumers are compelled to buy energy-efficient lightbulbs from 2012, they will save up to 5m tons of carbon dioxide a year from being pumped into the atmosphere. In China, however, a heavy environmental price is being paid for the production of “green” lightbulbs in cost-cutting factories.

Large numbers of Chinese workers have been poisoned by mercury, which forms part of the compact fluorescent lightbulbs. A surge in foreign demand, set off by a European Union directive making these bulbs compulsory within three years, has also led to the reopening of mercury mines that have ruined the environment.

Just one in the on-going Bolt “Save the Planet” series. Whilst it is understood these are intended to be tongue in cheek, it does serve to demonstrate that Bolt’s approach to the AGW issue is not sceptically based but one derived from a hatred of the other side.

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