Shanghaiist™ Infographic of Mountain-Flattening Plans
Meddling scientists criticized China’s plans to flatten over 700 mountains across the country in a paper published in the journal Nature this week, saying that it’s most likely not a sound idea—environmentally, technically or economically.
The Guardian relays:
[…] three Chinese academics say [the] plan to remove over 700 mountains and shovel debris into valleys to create 250 sq km of flat land has not been sufficiently considered “environmentally, technically or economically.”
Li Peiyue, Qian Hui and Wu Jianhua, all from the School of Environmental Science and Engineering at Chang’an University, China, write: “There has been too little modelling of the costs and benefits of land creation. Inexperience and technical problems delay projects and add costs, and the environment impacts are not being thoroughly considered.”
Next they’re gonna tell China not to reuse oil siphoned off a sewer.
Take a hike, scientists.
On a hill that doesn’t exist anymore.