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Chinafaces $176bn bill to clean up air pollution



Cleaning up China’s air pollution will cost1.75 trillion yuan (£176b) between 2013 and 2017, a high-ranking environmental official has estimated.



Wang Jinnan, deputy head of the ChineseAcademy for Environmental Planning, said that the investment –part of ananti-pollution "action plan" announced by China's cabinet inSeptember – “would drive up GDP by nearly two trillion yuan (£202b) and createover two million jobs,” China’sofficial newswire Xinhua reported.



The total cost will be higher than the 2012gross domestic products of most countries, includingFinland, Israel and Portugal.


“36.7 percent of the investment, or 640billion yuan (£64.5b) should go on cleaning up industry, followed by 490billion yuan (28.2 percent) on cleaner energy sources. Cleaning up motorvehicles will absorb 210 billion yuan,” Xinhua reported, citing Wang.



In 2013, broad swaths of China recordedtheir highest air pollution levels in 52 years, causing widespread outrage overthe massive environmental toll wrought by decades of unchecked economic growth.



While Beijinghas long been notorious for its pea-soup air, a number of traditionally clearer cities, including Shanghai and the northeasternmetropolis Harbin,have registered pollution levels high enough for local authorities to groundflights, close schools and pull cars from the roads.



On Friday, Shanghai’s concentration ofairborne PM 2.5 – particulate matter small enough to lodge deep within thelungs – rose to 214 micrograms per cubic meter, three times China’s nationallimit. The official Shanghai Environmental Monitoring Center warnedchildren and the elderly to stay indoors.



In its five-year action plan, China's State Council pledged to reduce the level of airborne particulate matter by at least 10% in major cities by 2017.





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Post time 2014-1-7 20:17:16 |Display all floors
I hope it works
Stan, you're holding a gun to God's head. I can't think of a metaphor that's better than this.

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Post time 2014-1-7 20:30:38 |Display all floors
This is China's chance to show the world that clean energy is the way to go. To the dismay or big oil and coal, a China that cleans it's act up will add another strike to carbon based fuels.
I wouldn't be surprised if the cost of oil goes up as the use goes down. Big oil likes their profit margins and paychecks, so don't their shareholders...

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Post time 2014-1-8 02:23:00 |Display all floors
For the first time in millions of years we have crossed the 400 parts per million (ppm) CO2 threshold in the atmosphere. The safe level for the globe to be able to avert a lasting impact on our climate would be 350, the level of several decades ago.

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Post time 2014-1-8 03:32:33 |Display all floors
All this could have been avoided had the advice of environmentalists was heeded some 20, 30 years ago before the mad rush to modernize.

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Post time 2014-1-8 04:34:50 |Display all floors
msrong Post time: 2014-1-8 03:32
All this could have been avoided had the advice of environmentalists was heeded some 20, 30 years ag ...

Are you supporting troublemakers,
are you placing yourself in the way of progresss (i.e. the business interests of your party big shots and their associates.)
Are you becoming a troublemaker?

Your Worries are unneccesery and pointless, look, afterall they have not only seperate schools, seperate housing and access to real estate market, seperate food supply but thanksfully also seperate Air Supply in their Appartments, Offices and Gouvernment Cars.
Rejoice for their Fortunes!

您买象牙 - 您杀了大象!
http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNjU1Nzg0NDky.html - “用现代文明标准比划中国人,是严重的种族歧视行为。”
„Ich ficke wo, wen, und wann ich will, hast du mich verstanden. Auch du könntest ficken, aber du kannst es ja gar nicht, deine deutsche Genauigkeit... verbietet es dir“. Jean-Claude Juncker

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Post time 2014-1-8 09:50:08 |Display all floors
There is no cleverer way than this for China to maintain the economic growth!
At the first stage, the country developed its economy at the cost of sacrifacing the environment to increase the job opportunities;
At the second stage, when this uncontrolled economic mode dies, the country injects billions of Yuan to cure the damaged environment, which can also increase the job opportunities!
What a wise way!

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