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What Pollution? Hong Kong Tourists Pose With Fake Skyline

What Pollution? Hong Kong Tourists Pose With Fake Skyline | 3D Relationships on 2D surfaces | Scoop.it
Picture this: Tourists visiting one of your city's most prominent attractions are unable to see it because of smog, haze and a bevy of other airborne pollutants. What's the solution?

Via Seth Dixon
Makenna Jordan's insight:

The fact that Hong Kong would create a backdrop to make it seem as if the air isn't polluted is crazy. Not only does it probably make the tourist never want to go there but instead of working to try and fix the problem they work to try to mask the problem, so more people will continue to visit. Which in my eyes, is not right in anyway what so ever

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Jared Medeiros's curator insight, April 22, 2015 7:17 PM

Major cities in the world should take a deeper look into controlling pollution problems in their cities.  At some point, these places will no longer attract people to live in these areas, thus lowering the impact that these industries may have.  But as long as people are still living here by the millions and there is tourism, and buisness is booming, nothing will be done about the issue.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, May 27, 2015 12:08 PM

Summer reading KQ4: pollution, smog, megacity, sustainability

Mark Hathaway's curator insight, November 25, 2015 6:22 AM

Pollution is a huge issue facing both Hong Kong, and the rest of China in general. So far the government  has done little to actually combat the problem. The Chinese governments response has been to pretend that the problem does not really exist. A fake skyline can just erase the problem. In reality dealing with the pollution issue would actually help the Chinese economy. When people seek to go on a vacation, they are seeking a destination that is clean and safe. Who wants to visit a place were, you have to ware a mask to prevent the breathing in of armful chemicals. A cleaner less polluted china would lead to an expanded tourism industry.

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Incredible Ways People Deal with Overloaded Transit Systems in Asia

Incredible Ways People Deal with Overloaded Transit Systems in Asia | 3D Relationships on 2D surfaces | Scoop.it
Overcrowded public transit systems are a fact of daily life around the world. But in many Asian countries, dealing with them has become something of an art form.

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Makenna Jordan's insight:

The pictures and information in this article honestly scare me, it seems incredibly unhealth and really unsafe also (obviously). I dont know if the fact that I dont like tight spacing is why this article is bothering me so much or what, but looking at this makes me feel incredibly sorry for the people that have to deal with that. I can barely deal with the crowding in the First Colonial halways, I could never even imagine being in that situation.

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