Friday, January 27, 2012

Gray skies

This story highlights how growing public criticism of the pollution problems in China, particularly within its larger cities.  I think it illustrates well how rising standards of living, fueled largely by industry and cheap coal-powered electricity, also lead to growing demands for a healthier environment.  For air quality, this will require addressing the emissions of China's notoriously dirty coal plants, industrial emissions, and the exponential growth in car ownership and resulting pollution.


1 comment:

  1. My friend and colleague Steve Andrews authored some interesting articles on this. Maybe we can arrange a meet-up in Beijing.