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Air Pollution in Beijing, China
Transcript of Air Pollution in Beijing, China
As we know, the air pollution in Beijing is always a problem and most Chinese care about it a lot. I think it is serious since as the capital, Beijing should have better environment.
What is air pollution
Here is some suggestions for resolving the problem mentioned above
Then let's analyze the possible reasons for the terrible air pollution in Beijing.
The shockingly high pollution levels: the worst since records began four years ago.
The smog triggered so much respiratory distress and so many heart attacks that hospital emergency rooms have been jammed.
- The sky is always covered with a black layer. Sandstorms often visit this place.
When I was in Beijing, I could feel that the atmosphere was dirty and unpleasant. It made me feel depressed and inactivated.
It was hard for me to see the sun. Instead, the clouds seemed to be very thick and the color of the clouds were light black.
- My father had worked in Beijing for three years. He told me that once there was a terrible sandstorm. Everything was covered with sand and it seemed that the whole world was of the color of yellow.
The problem of air pollution in Beijing cannot be ignored because it has affected people’s health.
As the capital of China, it is necessary for government to take measures to deal with such situation.
Step by Step and Change the situation gradually.
Since the pollutants are in the air we breathe, air pollution can be unhealthy. Respiratory diseases can be aggravated or even caused by breathing polluted air.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), nearly 2.5 million people die each year from deaths that are the direct result of air pollution. These include pollution-aggravated bronchitis, asthma, emphysema, lung disease, heart disease, and allergic reactions.
Air pollution is also the principal reason for the warming of the atmosphere that has been occurring since the Industrial Revolution, and which has accelerated since the mid-twentieth century.
Air pollution refers to the change in the composition of the atmosphere by gases or other material released from Earth’s surface.
Air pollution is the result of human activities.
- Air pollution increased markedly during the Industrial Revolution in the mid-nineteenth century, and accelerated during the latter half of the twentieth century.
We are for people
Make complete air quality information easily available to the public.
Restrict the construction of power plants and other energy-intensive industries near residential areas.
Take air quality into consideration when conducting environmental assessments for major projects; for example, flyovers and highways should be far away from residential areas.
Air pollution in Beijing, China
By Roger Woo
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& Construct green lands
Introducing cleaner fuel standards and switching to electric vehicles.
Improve urban planning to increase green spaces.
Protecting our environment is
also protecting ourselves. : D
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My own reflection
First let's see the definition of it
Vehicle exhaust is a crucial reason.
Too may vehicles on the roads in Beijing
Most of the vehicles are not electric
The vehicles release harmful gases into the atmosphere.
Dust from construction sites.
The factories always "contribute" a lot to air pollution
They release waste gases into the air
In order to pursue profits, they don't care about it.
They must be controlled by the government.
Lack of green plants
Green area are very important in the cities because they can absorb harmful gases.
In Beijing, because of too many skyscrapers, the construction of green lands is always ignored.
That also results in the high level of air pollution.
The solutions to air pollution are straightforward and simple but they require government action: quit coal, establish clear, strict air quality standards and introduce effective policy instruments to curb the rapid growth of the number of vehicles on the roads.
The most basic solution for air pollution is to end its root causes: quit coal and move away from fossil fuels, replacing them with clean, renewable energy.
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Kidd, J. S., and R. A. Kidd. Air Pollution: Problems and Solutions. New York: Facts on File, 2005.
Schwartz, Joel. Air Quality in America: A Dose of Reality on Air Pollution Levels, Trends, and Health Risks. Washington: AEI Press, 2008.
All of above are from Greenr. Web. Accessed July 17th, 2013.
Liu, Melinda. "Breathless in Beijing." Newsweek 18 Jan. 2013: 1. Science In Context. Web. Accessed July 17th, 2013.
“The solutions to air pollution,” Greenpeace. Web. Accessed July 18th.
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