The problem of air pollution in China needs to be taken seriously and something needs to be done as soon as possible in order to prevent the rising death toll associated with poor air quality.
Moreover, the polluted air in China is helping to destroy the gases in the atmosphere far beyond the boundaries of its borders. Every year there are more than 1,750,000 unnecessary and premature deaths related to the air pollution.
Part of the reason that the air pollution in China is so significant is due to the very speedy development of manufacturing and products that has increased the value of China’s per capita income. Since coal is the most appropriated fuel burned in China, the levels of pollution in the air is really not surprising.
In light of this information, it can not be overlooked that because the air pollution in Chinese cities is so desperately obscene that the government and scientific research has allowed China to also be a leader in redevelopment of their natural resources, especially the forest cover increase.
Coal power plants throughout China are responsible for the serious destruction. Coal is a fossil fuel that releases toxins into the air that destroy the ozone layer and contribute to smog and pollution that has the potential to threaten human life.
The air pollution has caused some serious environmental problems in China. China once claimed about 30% of its boundaries to beautiful deserts. Thanks to the rapid growth of the society, China has had to significantly deplete the deserts and allow construction and development.
The Yellow River has not been able to provide its life affirming water to the deltas below it. The river has been redirected and manipulated into other areas, leaving a once lush area into a new desert. Of course, there are governmental and lobbying officials in China that are working hard to help mankind coexist with their natural surroundings.
With the air pollution in China becoming such a large issue that the desert land is growing smaller all the time, this is one country that has put forth more effort than any other to correct the error. China now has the “green wall” in effect. The green wall is vegetation that has been intentionally enhanced to help the environment.
This very expensive project will put China ahead of the world in the practical application of restoring plant and fauna life from the edge of the desert all the way through the more populated areas.
The air pollution in China has been so strong that there have been complications when it comes to finding clean drinking water. While drinking water is also contaminated by runoff and other sources, the pollution that is trapped within the rain and fog comes back down to the ground via precipitation, adding to the water pollution problems in China that prevent more than 300 million Chinese citizens from drinking clean water.
While it might take China some time, the pollution is being addressed with careful conservation and clean up efforts that a far beyond those of most countries.