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In 1870, the sanitary conditions in Berlin were among the worst in Europe. August Bebel recalled conditions before a modern sewer system was built in the late 1870s.
“Waste-water from the houses collected in the gutters running alongside the curbs and emitted a truly fearsome smell. There were no public toilets in the streets or squares. Visitors, especially women, often became desperate when nature called. In the public buildings the sanitary facilities were unbelievably primitive….As a metropolis; Berlin did not emerge from a state of barbarism into civilization until after 1870.”[Wikipedia]
The primitive conditions were intolerable for a world national capital, and the Imperial German government brought in its scientists, engineers and urban planners to not only solve the deficiencies but to forge Berlin as the world’s model city. A British expert in 1906 concluded that Berlin represented “the most complete application of science, order and method of public life,” adding “it is a marvel of civic administration, the most modern and most perfectly organized city that there is.”
[wikipedia] Culled from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pollution#cite_note-7
Do you ever imagine this was Germany of yester years? Believe it or not, it was. We have all grow up and probably forgotten our environmental history and not to mention the environmental effect of WW11, how did we as a nation overcome all these? Many thanks to the effort of our Heroes past to give us a future of today and we own as duty to past unto the future generation a cleaner environment. Join us today to collectively look at today pollution to preserves tomorrow as Pollution knows no bounds. Pollution has cost.
Credit to a large extends to our government and other agencies and of course you. Why developing countries are still struggling with a whole lot of issues on waste, e-waste, poor environmental policies and implementation and lack of technology, as a nation today, we have made giant strive in the those areas and yet with the recent VW scandal, comes the issue of vehicle emission as one of the leading causes of air pollution. The question for debate is, now that it is possible to use technology to alter and deceived the public, how much such technology would individuals and companies used to destroy the society in the future? What are the possible unknown technological environmental pollutants already in use? Do you know about them or do you produce such technology or you are already researching such for someone already? Let talk, Protection is about us and not about them (is about someone infringing on your rights and not someone exercising is rights)
Just of recent the VW scandal threatens ‘Made in Germany’ brand
By Damien McGuinness Berlin correspondent
Cars and the environment – two things that Germany cares so deeply about that they form part of the national character.
But “Made in Germany” is supposed to be a quality trusted brand worth paying money for. If that image becomes one of manipulation and deceit instead, then it’s only a matter of time before the impact is felt on the German economy.
One German newspaper has called it the “most expensive act of stupidity in the history of the car industry”.
Stupid because manipulating pollution data to boost sales can only be seen as a slap in the face to customers who paid a premium for what they thought was a greener car.
If this is today technological reality, what could possibly be tomorrow reality? Let us join hands together for a future. Join the debate and have your say now
Hirsch W. Z. (1998) posited that, companies in unprincipled pursuit of profit can do great social harm. The environment suffers at the hands of companies which put production ahead of environmental protection.
Tim Douglas, Stowe, Vt.
This is evident that violation of laws or denials of Environmental rights for political ends are more peculiar to African and other third world countries. The only difference is that why the abuse and violation of the environment are gross in developing societies there are subtle ways by which developed nations dress up (compensate) or mitigate these denial where they cannot be avoided
- Manufacturing activities that cause pollution. For example, modern technology that hide or manipulate it environmental test or faking its green credentials
- More Regulations, Monitoring and strict legislature
- Greenhouse gases and global warming
- Climate change
- Industrial Waste (how truly safe is incineration? Please first consider the recent VW Scandal, Read Tim Douglas, Stowe, Vt ………. in developing societies there are subtle ways by which developed nations dress up (compensate) or mitigate these denial where they cannot be avoided. Hirsch W. Z. (1998) posited that, companies in unprincipled pursuit of profit can do great social harm. The environment suffers at the hands of companies which put production ahead of environmental protection. What is your opinion? Join the debate now
- Food and agricultural safety
- Partnership and support