A NYT article discusses the cloud still hanging over the tragedy in Bhopal, India, where toxic fumes escaped and killed about 4,000 people immediately and an estimated 15,000 since. On the 25th anniversary of the event, the author claims “the site still has not been cleaned up, because Dow Chemical, which since acquired Union Carbide, refuses to accept any responsibility.”
The families of the dead got an average of $2,200; the wounded got $550; a Dow spokeswoman explained, that amount “is plenty good for an Indian.”
the average new vehicle sold in Japan in 2030 will have to attain on average 85 miles per gallon. Even small motorcycles cannot get close to that level of efficiency in everyday use today. Those 2030 Japanese vehicles will have to be plug in hybrids and Japan will have to build electrical capacity to handle this demand.