"China is the world’s single largest carbon dioxide polluter. Roughly 75% of Chinese electricity comes from coal power, which means China burns almost as much coal as the rest of the world combined.
In 2012, China’s carbon dioxide emissions reached a whopping nine billion tons, which is more than any other nation. China is responsible for roughly a quarter of global CO2 emissions, and the pollution continues to increase. In the last 20 years, Chinese emissions have grown by 240 percent.
Environmental destruction and air pollution have reached incredible levels in China. Rivers fill with toxic sludge and factories release dangerous chemicals into the ground water.
Hundreds of millions of Chinese people live without access to clean drinking water.
Sixteen of the 20 most polluted cities in the world are in China.”
- Niko Kettunen
A bright video screen shows images of blue sky on Tiananmen Square during a time of dangerous levels of air pollution, on January 23, 2013 in Beijing.
That’s some dystopian shit.
my chinese teacher told me the air actually gets so bad that they are told to stay inside the whole day. Imagine that, having to try and escape something that is unescapable. It’s a horror come to life.
it is also completely avoidable if these industries listened
i had to do a debate on this subject and i’m still crushed :-( so many cancers and diseases come from the pollution that they suffer in
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* The Flight Above the Clouds
* The Space Shuttle