Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Air Pollution; 7/10 for China

          Air-pollution in China is increasing lightning fast, just like their GDP. Asian Development Bank along with Tsinghua University recently released "National Environmental Analysis", which reported that among the top 10 most air-polluted cities in the world, 7 of them are in China. They are Taiyuan, Beijing, Urumqi, Lanzhou, Chongqing, Jinan and Shijiazhuang. NY times reported that the air-quality monitoring device on top of United States Embassy in Beijing had recorded the highest levels. Last year, about 700 flights were cancelled due to smog and low visibility. Reports suggests that hospitals in cities like Beijing, Jinan, Shijiazhuang,  Nanning etc are flooding with patients.
      This is not only happening in China, but all over the world. Nature has already started warning us about the danger! Still we are ignoring them. Due to financial as well as technical reasons, developing countries will not be willing to respond to such situations efficiently. So in my opinion, the developed countries should go green first and thus become a model for others. That's the only way we can save our "Home".

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