China’s Environment: Paying for Prosperity



Just a few days after mentioning China’s environmental problems in my review of Edward Burtynsky’s ‘China’, I came across this feature on these problems. If you’re not all that concerned, maybe this quote will make you change your mind: “Scientists in California and the Pacific Northwest have made a startling discovery in recent years. Pollution from China, they say, is degrading the air quality along the West Coast of the United States. Soot, mercury, and acid-rain producing compounds from Chinese power plants and factories have reached such high levels that the pollution is now spreading across the Pacific.”