Pollution outsourced by the US – coming back at us.

Excellent research by Steven J. Davis and other researchers at the University of California, Irvine linking Chinese to US air pollution was published on Sunday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  

China's pollution -- and the U.S.

“When you buy a product at Wal-Mart, it has to be manufactured somewhere. The product doesn’t contain the pollution, but creating it caused the pollution.”

“We’ve outsourced our manufacturing and much of our pollution, but some of it is blowing back across the Pacific to haunt us”

“Given the complaints about how Chinese pollution is corrupting other countries’ air, this paper shows that there may be plenty of blame to go around.”

The research was widely covered, including:

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The National Grand Theatre, one of Beijing's landmarks, is blanketed in heavy smog in January 2014.
For more information on research done by Steven J. Davis, and links to other articles on this subject, check out his publications page.