If you find pictures of travelers made in the largest cities of China for the sake of interest, you will notice one tendency: the background will almost always be closed by smog.
The Chinese, both ordinary residents, and authorities are trying to overcome this scourge, which literally poisons many lives. But so far they have failed. Where did it come from, who is to blame and what to do?
Why could smog ever appear in China?
There are several reasons for this phenomenon. But each of them causes irreparable harm to the Chinese environment. The main – scattered throughout the country, especially on the outskirts of large cities, industrial enterprises.
Another reason why the Chinese have to breathe such air is the use of coal instead of gas. As it turned out, coal is used in more than 60% of cases. And buying gas for China is too expensive. While their main fuel will be coal – the economy is growing, and the environment is deteriorating.
And the last drop – cars that run on diesel fuel. An example to make it clearer: not so long ago, a restriction on the number of cars on the streets of Beijing came into force. There were eleven million fewer of them, and pollution was reduced by ten percent.
Smog and health
Many people go to Chinese cities in respirators, and on the streets, you can buy cylinders with clean air. Top seller!
Of course, this environmental situation could not but affect the health of the Chinese. For example, in the first ten years at the beginning of the century, the number of patients with lung cancer increased. Smog also has a strong impact on the health of newborns – their weight has decreased, which leads to the growth of various diseases.
Neighboring countries are also expecting trouble from Chinese smog. The authorities of Japan and South Korea are very concerned about the situation in China and are afraid that sooner or later could move to their territory, which will adversely affect the lives of the local population.
Smog and future
The famous Forbidden City in Beijing is the place where dozens of Chinese emperors ruled. Nothing can resist the Chinese smog, even he
It is also worth thinking about what threatens such a problem for the future of the country and the world? In China, many localities will begin to die out, as living standards will decline. It will be impossible to farm. All of this will lead to large waves of migration.
If now with a large smog in the air is recommended to be no more than two hours, in the future the situation will become even worse. People will walk in gas masks and respirators. Even now, resourceful entrepreneurs sell bottles with clean air, from which you can make up to 200 breaths.
The situation will have a negative impact on children. Today in newborns, there are big problems with health. In the future, the birth rate will begin to fall. China's fame as the largest nation will begin to fade.
For the world, this situation threatens global climate change. The structure of the atmosphere begins to change. Oxygen becomes less, carbon dioxide more. This has a negative impact on the health of the planet.
Fight against smog
Such huge air purifiers will be installed in many large cities of China in the future
Naturally, the Chinese authorities cannot leave the situation as it is. The first point of the struggle for the environment – the rejection of the old model cars. Also, the Chinese are strongly advised to get rid of personal cars, changing to public transport.
For those who can not give up their cars, the Chinese authorities have come up with an interesting project. To clear the road from a large number of cars at once, they decided that one day on the road can appear only with even numbers, the other – with odd.
In addition, a huge facility was built in Beijing, which is designed for air purification. On top of it gets polluted air, and the streets of the city below are already recycled clean. Also, the authorities fine enterprises for refusing to stop work during the big smog.
What do you think about this? Will China ever be able to solve its environmental problem? After all, once London and Paris were the dirtiest cities in the world, and now thrive.