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Environmentalist Group Holds WiMAX Protest In Taipei

According to the Taipei Times, Taiwan Electromagnetic Radiation Hazard Protection and Control Association (TEPCA) staged a protest while President Ma Ying-jeou was visited the show at the Taipei World Trade Centre.

Over the last three years, the government has spent $647.5 million on developing WiMax and Ma, himself pledged to use WiMAX as a way to bridge the digital divide between urban and rural area.

Protesters claim that the radio waves emitted by WiMAX base stations increase the probability of cancer and said it would likely cause an increase in leukaemia in children.

Mike Lin, who works for the Taipei Computer Association (TCA), told the Times that electromagnetic radiation associated with WiMAX is lower than that of mobile phones. He also claimed the National Communications Commission thought the same.

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  • Sunfighterlc
    The green hysteria is now a greater threat to the world then communism or terrorism ever was. These people are just nuts, They protest and fight any form of human progression.
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  • werd
    They forget that the world has actually gotten cooler in the past 2 years. They forget that we were talking about global cooling in the 80s.

    They forget that the sun is getting hotter, and icecaps on mars are actually melting.

    They forget that the southpole is getting much bigger.

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  • Communism was and is just another way of thinking in terms of politics, economy and social relations.... it has never ben a threat.... Ok... so we've got a bit cooler... the work is done, the planet is safe and we have stopped poluting, and now all companies are so green that if they were greener theyll be radioactive... Think before you talk. Also stadistically people who live near celular antenna and wimax antenna have more probabilities of having cancer, so the problem is not to use this type of technology, but to use them safely. And people, stop complaining about green frenzy as all of this is good, without this frenzy the planet wouldnt have been cooler. Also in 90 percent of citys with industris polution is one big problem as companys do watever is more productive for them and being green is costy. The sun is not getting hotter.... and the southpole is not getting much bigger..... lol
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  • Solar radiation reaching the Earth is 0.036 percent warmer than it was in 1986... lol thats not hotter.... that is a fluctuation...... lol
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  • werd
    #1*
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  • werd
    Why does the greenies own research show that cows are the %1 emitters of carbon?

    If you buy into the greenhouse theory, you better stop eating hamburgers and murdering your local cows.

    Then stop driving your cars

    Then start farting in a milk jug so it doesnt get into the atmosphere and make HOLES!@#!

    Seriously though, gore and his army were telling us that the sea levels were going to rise and engulf coastal cities, when since 2005 the sealevels have actually dropped, now they are trying to tell us that the water is drying up.

    Ps. the southpole is getting bigger, and if the sun isnt getting hotter why are icecaps on mars melting. Mars has no atmosphere.
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  • Mars has an atmosphere.
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  • Any extreme is bad (too much or too little...

    1. Someone has to defend the planet we live in, we have become a pest destroying the delicate balance of our eco-system. We are a threat to ourselves.
    2. Pollution of any kind (air, water, etc.) is getting worse all over it and it's increase is proportional to the world's human population growth (more people = more pollution).
    3. There isa a big difference between fresh-water reserves and sea-water (the sea). Fresh-water reserves (lakes & ice-caps) are drying up fast, while the ocean levels (non-drinkable water) are rising.

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  • Ok, lets take the 0.036 increase in solar radiation another cause of global warming.... so thats the only problem in the planet?? YES!!... no man. Of course "green ""scientist"" " can say stupid things, more often than real ones, but we are polluting the planet, and as Yo said, if u take the "green" away... YAY lets exterminate all living creatures and pollute all fresh water HURAY!!!! There has to be a balance, which there isn't and lets talk about what we were talking, electromagnetic radiation, even non-ionizing in large quantitys which we are producing is bad, "try to get near a radar anteena and you will smell some nice cooked human flesh" not the same, but same principals comes with wimax and mobile anteena, the "strange" or abnormal destruction of cells in our body produced by this type of radiation, over time increases "greatly" not that greatly but it dose increase in a big percent depending on intensity and time of exposure "lifetime from bith this days.... so intensity is the clue", the chances of having all types of cancer, as electromagnetic radiation dosn't have a preference in types of cells that it destroys..... and yes you get cancer from an abnormal destruccion and produccion of tissue.
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  • First off, if the debate is framed Global Warming or not, we just lose sight that the f*cking planet is getting sh*t on while we shout at each other and nothing gets accomplished. Is pollution bad or good?

    On the wimax issue, there are no long term studies that show the carrier waves are safe or unsafe. -They just don't exist yet. So don't get all crazy when someone asks if this technology is safe. The jury is also still out on cell phone towers and cell phone use. I guess we'll all have to wait another ten years and see how many of us have brain cancer.

    Many smart scientist types are just a little worried and some have completely stopped putting the little microwave emitting cell phones right next to their brains. Many regular people keep the little blutooth and cell phones right next to their brains for much of the day. Good luck with that...
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