Figures recently released by Bloomberg claim that one of the biggest sources of air pollution is a very fundamental building product - cement.
According to their studies 7 per cent of global carbon dioxide emissions are attributable to the manufacture of cement, more than what comes from all the trucks in the world. 1,400 degrees celsius is the temperature at which limestone is burned to help create cement, releasing carbon trapped in the limestone. Half a ton of carbon dioxide is released per ton of cement. A single mixer truck can carry as much as 13 tons. $161 US, is the cost per yard of environmentally friendly cement as opposed to traditional cement which is $51 US.
Now we can hardly expect capitalists to take the more expensive route could we? If they did their rotten system might collapse, which wouldn't be such a bad thing.
Yours for Socialism,
SPC contributing members