( – promoted by buhdydharma )
I had a personal connection to the GOM, as I’ve posted here, but none to China. Today, though, my SO came and said that there’s this great job she could apply for in this beautiful part of China, one of the only places where the air and water is still more or less clean, where you can windsurf or play in the ocean, where there are still horse drawn carriages in the city, and some hint of traditional China– and so I looked it up– not long ago that was all very true:
Dalian it turns out is a leader in alternative energy and windfarms.
Dalian has won several awards from the United Nations for its environmental progress. The Chinese government has chosen to focus here as a starting place for instituting environmental regulations in China. The air quality is the best in all of China, and because of this and the multitude of parks and beaches, Dalian has become a popular vacation destination.
On June 21st of course, that all changed:
This is heartbreaking.
And if you look at the caption you’ll see at least one of the workers in the photos died.