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Pollution in China: Inside the Smog

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on 13 June 2014

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The unresolved problem of pollution in China is caused by the emission of cars and the usage of coal and negatively affects the society of China, ultimately sacrificing the social and economic aspects of society.
Coal is used to generate 70% of China's energy for electricity.
Very cheap but emits a lot of pollutants when burned.
Starting to be used in modern day China.
Cars emit carbon dioxide, smog, fossil fuels, etc. into the air.
Traffic jams in China can last days and up to weeks.
Study at MIT estimates labor and health care cost related to pollution cost economy $112 billion in 2005
5x as much as in 1975 $22.4 billion
Increase caused by rapid urbanization & population growth
Social (Sanitation)

An Explanation
Backup Facts
Pollution in China: Inside the Smog
by: Clark Phan and Tony Phan
Works Cited
China's main natural resource is coal.
China is one of the largest manufacturers of goods throughout the world.
From 2002-2011 lung cancer in Beijing rose to 63 cases per 100,000 people from 40
Death from lung cancer risen 465%
2012 study concluded that air people in Beijing breathe is 16% worse than air in smoking lounge of U.S. Airports
A World Health Organization (WHO) report estimates that diseases triggered by indoor and outdoor air pollution kill 656,000 Chinese citizens each year & polluted drinking water kill 95,600 as of March 8, 2007
Economic (Survival)
Less cars
Less usage of coals
Alternative Energy
Carbon Dioxide Emmision
More trees
Alternative Transportation Methods
Social (Sanitation)
Economic (Survival)
Slower Increase in Population
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