Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Most Polluted City on Earth


I work over at and I wanted to share this eye opening and disturbing environmental video on Linfen China.

The 2008 Beijing Olympics are underway and hopefully the smog and pollution won't ruin the fun. We have all seen and heard the environmental stories in recent months about China's toxic drama and the drastic steps they have taken to have a blue sky over Beijing. With all the articles on Beijing, we wanted to see what environmental stories were being neglected outside that media circus. What's the real deal.

Did you ever wonder what one of China's most polluted city looks like? Well wonder no more., which recently sailed out into the middle of the Pacific Ocean to investigate plastics in our oceans, went to China and descended upon the toxic town of Linfen. We viewed Linfen as an example of China's larger environmental impact on a global level. Linfen afterall is one of China's 16 cities that populate the Top 20 Global List of the world's worst polluted cities.

In Toxic Linfen, China we explore the nation's dependency on coal and the consequences of that on air and water pollution and the impact on the Chinese citizen. We also take a look at the health of Chinese nationalized coal industry and its ability to change. Finally we explore China's efforts on Beijing and then what the future holds. We have experts, locals, doctors and incredible visual evidence of a city you need to know about but don't ever want to go to.

It is 5 Parts and will be airing over the next two weeks. Part 1-4 are live now, the fifth goes up soon.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Thanks for watching!

– Rory

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