New Photos Show why China is the World’s Worst Polluter
Not much of a surprise here…From the of off-the-charts levels of air pollutants recently recorded in Beijing, to massive fish die offs and waste chemicals being dumped directly into its main waterways, China has quickly been gaining the well earned reputation as the world’s worst polluter.
The Beijing city government will soon release the results of stricter air pollution standards, Chinese media reported on last week, following a public outcry that authorities are understating the extent of smog that often shrouds the capital.
A cocktail of smokestack emissions, vehicle exhaust, dust and aerosols have at times blanketed the city in a pungent, dark shroud for days on end, and has even forced the cancellation of flights.
These hard to stomach images from Reuters show a land drastically changed in the country’s last decades of massive growth… a hard earned payment to become the product producing powerhouse that it is today.
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