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“World’s Largest Air Purifier Completes Successful Trial Run in Xi’an, China” (arch daily) is about a 100-meter-high air cleaner that the Chinese have put together. It seems to work! Whenever people complain that, due to our Plague of Trumpness, the U.S. has “lost its leadership position on climate change,” I respond with “Why were we ever considered leaders considering that we cannot build solar cells or infrastructure cost-effectively and we are not good at most kinds of engineering? Wouldn’t we expect it to be the Chinese, Germans, and Japanese who come up with engineered/infrastructural ways to reduce atmospheric CO2?”

Readers: What do you think? Can we now rest easy and drive around in circles in our pavement-melting SUVs?