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Air pollution linked to 1.5 million deaths a year in China


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    BEIJING — Outdoor air pollution contributes to the deaths of an estimated 1.6 million people in China every year, or about 4,400 people a day, according to a newly released scientific paper.

     

    The paper maps the geographic sources of China’s toxic air and concludes that much of the smog that routinely shrouds Beijing comes from emissions in a distant industrial zone, a finding that may complicate the government’s efforts to clean up the capital city’s air in time for the 2022 Winter Olympics.

     

    The authors are members of Berkeley Earth, a research organization based in Berkeley, Calif., that uses statistical techniques to analyze environmental issues. The paper has been accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed scientific journal PLOS One, according to the organization.

     

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/14/world/asia/study-links-polluted-air-in-china-to-1-6-million-deaths-a-year.html?smid=tw-nytimesworld&_r=0

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    And this is why they are putting such efforts into their 'clean air' initiatives......... good for them but will it prove so for the globe if we see global dimming reduce swiftly in response to the measures?

     

    Will we see the warm waters of 'the blob' spread all the way from Japan to the U.S.?

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