Solving China's Air Pollution Essay

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Solving Air Pollution In China
I. Introduction
Air pollution in China is a world issue that is mainly caused by the Chinese government’s desire for economic development, and it is exacerbated by China’s unwillingness or inability to implement environmental laws. One type of air pollution in China is known as Particulate Matter (PM), tiny particles of solid matter frozen in a gas or liquid, measured in micrograms per cubic meter of air. One kind of PM, PM10, is less than 10 microns in diameter and it can come from coal combustion and diesel engines. Another type, PM2.5 can come from coal-fired power plants and motor vehicles. It contains soot, NO2, and SO2 and is less than 2.5 microns in diameter (Greenpeace East Asia). The negative impact
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Solving Air Pollution In China
I. Introduction
Air pollution in China is a world issue that is mainly caused by the Chinese government’s desire for economic development, and it is exacerbated by China’s unwillingness or inability to implement environmental laws. One type of air pollution in China is known as Particulate Matter (PM), tiny particles of solid matter frozen in a gas or liquid, measured in micrograms per cubic meter of air. One kind of PM, PM10, is less than 10 microns in diameter and it can come from coal combustion and diesel engines. Another type, PM2.5 can come from coal-fired power plants and motor vehicles. It contains soot, NO2, and SO2 and is less than 2.5 microns in diameter (Greenpeace East Asia). The negative impact of these pollutants is evident in global climate change, in the environment of China, and in the health of people in China. As China’s authoritarian government begins to recognize the impact, it has started to cooperate to solve this problem. Continued cooperation will facilitate the reduction of air pollutants such as PM.
II. China’s Air Pollution Analysed Using Two Donkeys Model
A cause of China’s air pollution is China’s growing economy. China responded to the rapid economic growth (7-8% of gross domestic product [GDP] per year since the mid-1980s) and the increasing demand for energy by building many coal-fired power plants. As a result of China’s economic development, there was an increase in material wealth and a higher standard of

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