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Smog Apocalypse - Pollution in China

Smog Apocalypse – Pollution in China

| On 06, Feb 2015

Il livello di inquinamento in Cina è davvero fuori controllo.

di Redazione Art Vibes


La Cina è un paese immenso, con una popolazione in costante aumento, un’economia in forte crescita e un livello di inquinamento che sfiora livelli davvero intollerabili.
In molte zone del paese, soprattutto quelle più a ridosso dei grandi centri urbani, si registrano situazioni ambientali critiche e parlare di disastro ecologico non sembra poi così inappropriato.
Per testimoniare tutto questo sono state scattate delle fotografie scioccanti, che ritraggono un paese allo sbando, completamente fuori controllo.
Già Pechino, durante il periodo delle olimpiadi, si era contraddistinta per la cappa di nebbia che teneva in scacco la città, ma più si va avanti nel tempo, più si scopre come altre zone densamente popolate stiano per soccombere di fronte a un fenomeno così dirompente.

I rischi per la salute degli abitanti sono davvero reali, senza considerare l’impatto che si scatena sulle colture, gli allevamenti e i prodotti destinati all’uso alimentare.
I leader cinesi hanno più e più volte promesso di fare sul serio in materia di inquinamento dell’aria, ma un’inversione di rotta sarà difficile da compiere a fronte di uno sviluppo industriale così repentino e vorace.


– images via: all-that-is-interesting.combusinessinsider.comnationalgeographic.com

– Photo credits: © Reuters

Smog Apocalypse – Pollution in China is out of control
Pea Soup, A boy swims in dense algal blooms in Qingdao
Pea Soup, A boy swims in dense algal blooms in Qingdao, Shandong province July 15, 2011. Photograph from China Daily/Reuters

A journalist takes a sample of the Jianhe River, which has become red from chemical plants illegally dumping untreated waste water directly into a local stream.
A journalist takes a sample of the Jianhe River, which has become red from chemical plants illegally dumping untreated waste water directly into a local stream. Photograph from China Daily/Reuters

Scientists recently warned that air pollution in China has become so severe that it could lead to the equivalent of a nuclear winter across the country.
Scientists recently warned that air pollution in China has become so severe that it could lead to the equivalent of a nuclear winter across the country. Photograph from China Daily/Reuters

Two people row their way across algae-infested Chaohu Lake (map), China, in a 2009 picture.
Two people row their way across algae-infested Chaohu Lake (map), China, in a 2009 picture. Photograph by Jianan Yu, Reuters

On January 12, 2013, air quality index levels in Beijing were so hazardous that they were beyond existing measurement
On January 12, 2013, air quality index levels in Beijing were so hazardous that they were beyond existing measurement.Photograph from China Daily/Reuters

A child swims in a polluted reservoir in Pingba, southwest China's Guizhou province, Sept. 2, 2006
A child swims in a polluted reservoir in Pingba, southwest China’s Guizhou province, Sept. 2, 2006. Photograph from REUTERS/China Daily

A worker cleans away dead fish at a lake in Wuhan, central China's Hubei province July 11, 2007
A worker cleans away dead fish at a lake in Wuhan, central China’s Hubei province July 11, 2007. Photograph from REUTERS/China Daily

A labourer cleans up oil at the oil spill site near Dalian port, Liaoning province July 23, 2010
A labourer cleans up oil at the oil spill site near Dalian port, Liaoning province July 23, 2010. Photograph from REUTERS/Stringer

A child is reflected in a drainage ditch as he jumps over trash at a village which will soon be demolished, on the outskirts of Jiaxing city, Zhejiang province, January 12, 2013
A child is reflected in a drainage ditch as he jumps over trash at a village which will soon be demolished, on the outskirts of Jiaxing city, Zhejiang province, January 12, 2013. Photograph from REUTERS/William Hong

Smog Apocalypse - Pollution in China. From Wired: By 2030, China’s carbon dioxide emissions could equal the entire world’s CO2 production today, if the country’s carbon usage keeps pace with its economic growth
From Wired: By 2030, China’s carbon dioxide emissions could equal the entire world’s CO2 production today, if the country’s carbon usage keeps pace with its economic growth. Photograph from China Daily/Reuters

Smog Apocalypse - Pollution in China. Tourists pose in front of Artificial landscape, Hong Kong bay.
Tourists pose in front of Artificial landscape, Hong Kong bay. Photograph from China Daily/Reuters

Smog Apocalypse - Pollution in China. A child drinks water near a stream in Fuyuan county, Yunnan province March 20, 2009.
A child drinks water near a stream in Fuyuan county, Yunnan province March 20, 2009.. Photograph from REUTERS/Stringer

Smog Apocalypse - Pollution in China. A man walks by a pipe discharging wastewater into the Yangtze River from a paper mill in Anqing, Anhui province, December 4, 2013.
A man walks by a pipe discharging wastewater into the Yangtze River from a paper mill in Anqing, Anhui province, December 4, 2013. Photograph from REUTERS/William Hong

Fishermen clean up oil at an oil spill site near Dalian Port, Liaoning province July 27, 2010.
Fishermen clean up oil at an oil spill site near Dalian Port, Liaoning province July 27, 2010.. Photograph from REUTERS/Stringer
Smog Apocalypse – Pollution in China is out of control

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