Tuesday, March 17, 2015

China's Pollution

President Xi recently stated the National People's Congress that "violators" of air pollution will be punished yet at the same point Under the Dome (see above), a documentary published with official support, has been literally scrubbed from the Internet in China.   The WashPost has a great article on pollution in China you might want to share with your students (it has English subtitles).

If you want more the NYTimes did a nine piece series on the topic and here is a great one from the Economist.

Here is a great site with lots of facts and some short videos showing the pollution.  I love China and go there last summer, but it was telling when one day our tour guide looked up and said "Oh look, blue sky."  Of course it was grey and we really didn't see much blue until we go to Shanghai and even then the pollution would roll in and be noticeable.

Finally this site is color coordinated using US Department of State pollution levels so you can compare where you live to China. 

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