• umbrella
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    4 months ago

    i still see the original comment.

    what disasters? china is the one country where they actually punish companies perpetrating environmental disasters.

    i think you are thinking of the US here.

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      4 months ago

      Weird, I got a message that it was removed for supposedly violating rule 1.

      Anyhow, as I previously mentioned, the illegal fishing at a global scale is a fine place to start but let’s not pretend like China isn’t guilty of all the same environmental sins as the US. It’s bad when China does it, it’s bad when the US does it, nobody should use the excuse of, “Oh, well this country does it, so that magically makes it ok”

      The US and China have both punished some companies, but there are plenty who went unpunished for some pretty egregious stuff in both countries (along with other countries, this is a global problem). Whataboutism doesn’t address the issue and neither country should be enabling the destruction of our environment.

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        4 months ago

        What i’m saying is China ain’t doing it to nearly the scale as the US. It would be just as bad if they did. But they are not.

        The US usually fines companies for a fraction of their profits while China makes sure the people responsible are actually jailed and the damage undone (whenever possible)

        Its disingenuous to compare the two like they are equal in their damage or punishment for said damage.