“As everyone who’s ever visited or lived in China knows, in recent years the air pollution problem has become enormous. When you fly in to China it’s often in to an insipid pall of pollution, especially if you are flying in to Beijing, Shanghai or Guangzhou. The yellowish cloud of toxicity that overlies many Chinese cities is legendary.
The air pollution is a combination of things, industrial burning and cooling etc as well as vehicles and other sources, with industry being the major polluter. The problem is not just limited to the air, groundwater and soil pollution is now so bad in China that the PRC central government refused to release it’s last survey results. This maybe due to the fact that they don’t want to panic the population or scare of investment.”
Woman wear face masks on the Bund in front of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower during a hazy day in downtown Shanghai January 26, 2015. China’s pollution crisis has inspired an environmental regulator in a smog-blanketed northern province to write a novel whose extracts have gone viral online, spurring plans for two more books. “Smog Is Coming”, published last June, touches on fraud and bureaucracy and their impact on air pollution, with the official China Daily reporting that online excerpts have received tens of millions of pageviews. REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA – Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY)Commuters wear masks to protect themselves from pollution as they ride vicycles to work in Linfen.