China's Artificial Forest
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Posted 6/13/11
a good attempt to combat climate change, but I don't think they've thought this through properly
its more likely to just be a propaganda tool by the Chinese Communist Party to gain the trust of the voters
forcing quick growing, non-native trees to create new forests will definitely not have a good effect
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Posted 6/20/11

The_Roy_42 wrote:

a good attempt to combat climate change, but I don't think they've thought this through properly
its more likely to just be a propaganda tool by the Chinese Communist Party to gain the trust of the voters
forcing quick growing, non-native trees to create new forests will definitely not have a good effect


Quite wrong there, lad. First, there are no voters in China, that is the thing about authoritarianism, you never get the chance to get the cretin you want in so you can vote for the other cretin the next time election comes about. Next, it is not really an attempt to fight climate change so much as it is an attempt to fight off the Gobi desert's expansion and block off the sand storms that haunts Beijing, Seoul, and even Japan. The Trees are there primarily to serve that function, and replenish the soil- once the soil is replemished, then it is possible to think of replacing them with more expensive, quality trees. The fact that it offsets China's horrible pollution is just a side effect of this campaign. Finally, it is more than a propaganda tool because it is a necessity that China solve its desertification problem if it wants to grow, thus, it is in their best interest to do so.
Posted 6/20/11

longfenglim wrote:


The_Roy_42 wrote:

a good attempt to combat climate change, but I don't think they've thought this through properly
its more likely to just be a propaganda tool by the Chinese Communist Party to gain the trust of the voters
forcing quick growing, non-native trees to create new forests will definitely not have a good effect


Quite wrong there, lad. First, there are no voters in China, that is the thing about authoritarianism, you never get the chance to get the cretin you want in so you can vote for the other cretin the next time election comes about. Next, it is not really an attempt to fight climate change so much as it is an attempt to fight off the Gobi desert's expansion and block off the sand storms that haunts Beijing, Seoul, and even Japan. The Trees are there primarily to serve that function, and replenish the soil- once the soil is replemished, then it is possible to think of replacing them with more expensive, quality trees. The fact that it offsets China's horrible pollution is just a side effect of this campaign. Finally, it is more than a propaganda tool because it is a necessity that China solve its desertification problem if it wants to grow, thus, it is in their best interest to do so.


hehe just realised I wrote "voter" instead of "people" thanks to you, how very silly of me
I also read an article that explained its an attempt to stop the expanding desert, but I didn't find this article until after I commented on here
So yeah I'd have to agree with you there, pardon my ignorance
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Posted 10/27/11
artificial forest? Like man-made trees?
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Posted 3/31/12
non-native trees to create new forests will definitely not have a good effect
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Posted 4/1/12
you never get the chance to get the cretin you want in so you can vote for the other cretin the next time election comes about.
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Posted 4/2/12 , edited 4/2/12
The fact that it offsets China's horrible pollution is just a side effect of this campaign.
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hehe just realised I wrote "voter" instead of "people" thanks to you, how very silly of me
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Posted 4/5/12
The Trees are there primarily to serve that function, and replenish the soil- once the soil is replemished, then it is possible to think of replacing them with more expensive, quality trees.
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Posted 4/7/12
I also read an article that explained its an attempt to stop the expanding desert, but I didn't find this article until after I commented on here
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hehe just realised I wrote "voter" instead of "people" thanks to you, how very silly of me
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Posted 4/8/12 , edited 4/8/12
Quite wrong there, lad. First, there are no voters in China, that is the thing about authoritarianism, you never get the chance to get the cretin you want in so you can vote for the other cretin the next time election comes about.
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Posted 10/29/12

The_Roy_42 wrote:

propaganda tool by the Chinese Communist Party


Considering they're the only party, I think you can just call them the government. :P
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