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Should we care about pollution in other parts of the world? If yes, what can we do to limit it?

Much of the world's electronic waste ends up in Guiyu, China, where old parts are recycled but chemicals like mercury leak into the water. Do you care? If yes, what do you do about it?


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    Jun 24 2013: thank you all for your great comments. not sure what this means, but i noticed that there are only 13 comments and the average on TED seems to be around 100.

    any comments?
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      Jun 24 2013: I don't know for sure why there are only a few comments. But I assume its because we don't know exactly what to do about this issue. Speaking for myself, when I read this question, I immediately answered yes! We should care about pollution in other parts of the world. After reading the second question, what can we do about it, I had no idea how to answer. I don't know what I can do to help prevent pollution in other parts of the world. I only know what I can do in my own community to prevent pollution. And even then, I don't do much. I can admit that all I do is recycle. I don't car pool, I don't use public transportation, I cant afford solar panels and I think most people can agree. This is why I think there were only a few comments. Because its hard enough to change our local communities. Sometimes saving other parts of the world can be impossible for certain individuals.
      • Jun 25 2013: We as Americans are most concerned about that which effects us personally and immediately. Looking around pollution elsewhere, at least to the uninformed, doesn't seem to be a problem. "If I cannot make money from it or if it doesn't cost me money, why should I care?" That seems to be the attitude of most people, and they are so indifferent to the problem that they didn't even both to post. So sad.
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      Jun 25 2013: Questions,

      The question is though to answer because most have to either admit not caring or admit not doing much about it. I think people feel empathy for this but are doing very little to affect it.

      The initial response is "YES I CARE!!!!" but then "uhhh, maybe i'm not doing that much, oh I'll skip this question"

      That my take and reason for not participating.

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