Over the past 30 years China has risen from the rubble, it has undergone a social, economic, political and environmental change so quickly that it astonishes the rest of the world. In the blink of an eye, it has become the manufacturing capital of the world. China has proven that it is possible to have a communist-capitalist government system. Although the transformation China has undergone is unbelievable, the country has also run into many problems along the way like overpopulation, environmental issues causing the economic growth is starting to slow down. China has had the largest ongoing migration in history, currently the government is planning to move 250 million people from farms to urban cities (New York Times).
The countless health problems, costs, and mortality that occurs with air pollution are a growing concern globally and especially for the children of China. The Global Effect Air pollution is a global problem as it affects the whole world, yet some countries must take more actions to fight for their health. In countries such as China, it is common to see citizens where face masks when outside to help filter the air they breathe. Unfortunately, China is foreshadowing to the rest of the world what the reality could be in years to come if no actions are initiated. Although China is the main concern, the air pollution throughout the world is also detrimental as “98% of cities in low- and middle-income countries with more than 100,000 inhabitants do not meet WHO air quality guidelines.
Perhaps within decades the combination of population stabilization and changing technologies trends will bring to a changing the greenhouse gas emission in China and even in other countries that will decrease the amount of emitting as EKC describe. This is however not guarantee that global warming in a way that effect the entire agriculture and economy will
The Problem China’s pollution problem has caused a rise in cancer rates. More people are getting cancer just from all of the pollution as Phillips stated 2013, “In recent years, toxic and hazardous chemical pollution has caused many environmental disasters, cutting off drinking water supplies, and even leading to severe health and social
He stated in around two thousand and twelve , that if china continues to pollute tis much it will be china’s biggest health problem in a couple of years . Which will cause problems with china first starting of my health care which will hurt them and how much money they are paying for it . “In northern China, air pollution from the burning of fossil fuels, principally coal, is causing people to die on average 5.5 years sooner than they otherwise might.”— Tim Flannery, Atmosphere of Hope, 2015. Estimations by Beijing common government in January 2013 exhibited that most vital recorded (2.5 micrometers in measure), was at right around 1,000 μg per cubic meter. Traces of fumes cloud from territory China has been believed to achieve like California.
China being one of the top developing countries is selling fancier things made of plastic which have created vast new business opportunities, but the environmental costs are also on the rise. According to a document by Wang Jiuliang, a local filmmaker who visited more than 400 landfills around Beijing, he clearly writes about the nature of Chinese and their desire to have things. China has embarked on a consumer-based society. It is developing very rapidly but it have not taken strict actions to stop dumping of plastic despite of banning dumping plastic in oceans still more than 8 million ton of plastic is dumped every year only by china which make it top offender.anaged plastic waste China is still very much in the lead and India shows a disturbing
In the time of economic growth everyone focused only on this topic, no one thought about environmental issues which are now China’s biggest problem. (Agenda - The World Economic Forum, 2015) 3 Air Pollution in China One of the most serious urban environmental problems in China is probably air pollution. Pollution in recent years has been so heavy that many Chinese cities could be found at the top of the list of the most polluted cities in the world . Nowadays, we can observe some improvement in the quality of the air in China , however, air pollution still remains an important environmental issue. (Ahearn, 2011) 3.1 History of Air Pollution Problems with deterioration in air quality appeared after Industrial Revolution and during the period when cities started to grow.
The first of these is the uneven distribution of water resources of China and the second one is water pollution. Due to its large and diverse geographical conditions, China has a wide range of terrain and climate. Enjoying abundant rainfall in southern and Eastern China, Northern and Western parts of the country received less. This weather pattern will lead to unfortunate, seemingly contradictory effects, floods in some provinces, while others suffered from months of drought. China’s water crisis is the second factor: pollution.
Nowadays, with the rapid development in China, our country is becoming stronger and stronger! However, our environment is getting worse and worse, especially the most significant thing that we breathe it every day, the air. We get the economic prosperity in the cost of our air. On the one hand, because of the severe air pollution, the economy of China is also influenced, especially the chemical industry and the power plants. On the other hand, the air pollution is destroying our health.
To what extent has the US and China contributed to climate change? The US and China are the World’s two largest contributors of GHGs. Seeking climate change solutions have now become inevitable because states are more interconnected. What is done in one state does not only affect that state and so there is now greater national and global responsibilities placed upon states (economic, political and environmental). Because they are the two dominant contributors to climate change, climate change solutions are now at the forefront for both the US and China’s political agendas, and have brought them to the negotiating table to discuss environmental issues and possible solutions.