CNN: China has saved hundreds of thousands of lives by reducing air pollution, study says

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  1. rockdog

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    https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/19/asia/china-air-pollution-study-scli-intl-scn/index.html

    (CNN)China's raft of clean air policies saved hundreds of thousands of lives in 2017 alone, according to new research.

    Fine particle pollution declined rapidly following the implementation of new rules on industrial emissions and the promotion of clean fuels, according to the study, published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS).
    The study, which focused on the period from 2013-2017, was conducted by a group of Chinese researchers and scientists.
    PM2.5 particulate matter, as this kind of pollution is known, is so small that it can enter the bloodstream, potentially leading to cancer, stroke and heart attack in the long term.

    After rapid industrialization and weak regulations left the country with a reputation for smog and bad air quality, Chinese authorities started to take air pollution seriously in 2008.
    In 2013, Beijing had PM2.5 concentrations 40 times higher than levels recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), and the government introduced its toughest-ever clean air policies that year.
    The study found "significant declines" in PM2.5 levels across China from 2013-2017, coinciding with new standards for thermal power plants and industrial boilers, the replacement of old factories, and new emissions rules for vehicles.
    While the weather can also influence PM2.5 concentrations, the study found it had relatively little impact for the period of the study.

    Air quality in the Chinese capital of Beijing has improved in recent years.
    The authors say this "confirms the effectiveness of China's recent clean air actions."
    These recent actions have seen Beijing fall out of the top 100 most-polluted cities in Asia in recent years, with overall pollution levels 10% lower across Chinese cities between 2017 and 2018, according to a report by Greenpeace and AirVisual.
    Shanghai, the country's largest city and financial capital, has also made environmental advances, such as adopting stringent recycling regulations.
    Despite some advances, China still has a huge problem to deal with, and citizens are taking action.

    Public pressure has been the driving force of pollution policy in China, and a spate of protests around the issue have occurred in recent years.
    However, the government is facing an uneasy balancing act: it must handle the public's environmental concerns but avoid taking action that would slow growth, all while dealing with an economy that has already expanded rapidly -- often without the safety and emissions standards people are now demanding.

    Air pollution is a global issue, and India is now home to 22 of the 30 most polluted world cities, according to the Greenpeace/AirVisual report.

    In the US, a recent study said air pollution was linked to more than 107,000 premature deaths in 2011 and cost the country $866 billion.
     
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  3. HariPrasad-1

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    This means that in china, hundreds of people used to die because of pollution. that figure has reduced now.
     
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    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    How many people are they killing by leaving a radioactive nuke sub in the South China Sea? It is the fishing grounds for millions of South East Asians including Chinese.
     
  5. rockdog

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    This is where a the news generated:
    https://halturnerradihoshow.com/index.php/en/
    An unknown website, run by some individuals.


    No, China Did Not Secretly Detonate a Nuke in the South China Sea to Signal the Start of WWIII -gizmodo
    Gizmodo is pro hi-tech media.
    https://gizmodo.com/no-china-did-not-secretly-detonate-a-nuke-in-the-south-1839988450

    Go and check the website http://www.shipxy.com/ all the business lines of ships cross the South China sea, as normal as before. nothing happened. If there is radiation, all the transportant companies who send ships over the region will know. Also the insurance companies will sent alarm.


    I always treat Armand2REP's judegment as shitty, never forget his prediction on J20... tired to paste here again....
     
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    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    When you have nuclear fuel rods washing up on remote Japanese islands I say the evidence is growing. We have that, official Russian government confirmation of increased radiation and a known Jin class submarine that had to make emergency surface in September. It is adding up quickly.
     

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