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Air Pollution in China

An interdisciplinary approach to understanding the challenges and opportunities associated with air pollution control in China

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The Challenges and Opportunities Facing the Control of Air Pollution In China
Presentation Flow
The Overarching Theme of Scale
Policy Suggestions
International vs. National
1978: Reform and Opening Policy: Economic Shifts
1978: Reform and Opening Policy: Cultural Shifts
Collectivism Individualism
Types of Pollutants
Carbon Dioxide
Sulfur Dioxide
Particulate Matter
Global Interactions
Supremacy of Economic Growth
Tensions on an international scale
Global misconceptions
Economic transition to globalization
Foreign Direct Investment = Advanced Technology
State of the Nation
EKC and aggregate pollution measures
Gaming in air pollution data
Fragmented Authoritarianism Model
Willingness to change
Cost of inaction
Urban Air Pollution
Government responds to public opinion
Rural Air Pollution
Population shifts
Policy Considerations and Recommendations
Sustainable Urbanization
National spread of population
Background and Introduction
Urban vs. Rural
Urban citizens more likely to pursue political action
Negative perception of air pollution
Normalization Ignorance and Dependence
System justification and self-efficacy
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Effect on parenthood
Unhappiness of migrants

International subsidies and incentives
Pollution in the Pearl River delta
Health perceptions and willingness to pay (WTP)
"Sustainable Development"
Background Image of Beijing Air Pollution http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/02/world/asia/air-pollution-linked-to-1-2-million-deaths-in-china.html?_r=0
CO2 Image (Slide 6) http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1112787244/co2-carbon-dioxide-emissions-csiro-solar-sponge-021913/
Coal Plug (Slide 6) http://www.coal-is-dirty.com/category/coal-tags/accce
China smog mask (Slide 6) http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/10/21/2810581/air-pollution-shuts-chinese-city/
Chinese Flag (Slide 7) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fa/Flag_of_the_People's_Republic_of_China.svg/2000px-Flag_of_the_People's_Republic_of_China.svg.png
Smoke Stack (Slide 7) http://www.jmg-galleries.com/blog_images/052007_refinery_I_520c.jpg
Renewable Resources on Coal (Slide 17) http://cdn.theatlantic.com/static/newsroom/img/mag/2010/12/coal/lead.jpg?n1928u
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References Continued
India Gupta, Sophia Emmons, Neesha Basnyat, Chris Johnson, and Audra Reagan
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