Coal Burning in China and Its Negative Effects
Coal burning is the leading environmental pollutant not only in China, but across the world. Coal is used in homes and industries. The environmental pollution has been a global concern for centuries, with China being the world’s leader in the production and use of coal. Global air pollution can be addressed if the superpowers reduce the use and the speed at which they produce carbon dioxide. The greenhouse gas problem is mainly created by coal pollution, and hence countries are required to apply double standards in regulations on coal burning.
The double standard prevents the burning of coal in large urban areas and encourages its burning in the rural areas. Coal is harmful to the environment and to humans as it contains ash and sulfur. As a result, China has developed strategies to reduce the toxic air emissions by the use of technology to reduce the ecological footprint.
China relies on coal for public and industrial purposes. The number of rural and urban areas affected by coal pollution is increasing across the world. The United States and Russia are also the leaders in the usage of coal. Coal pollution affects all the countries, since wind carries the polluting agents. Rural communities are the most affected through the air and water by coal burning as they have limited purification mechanisms.
Coal pollution may create investment opportunities by firms reducing emissions rates and providing filtering systems. Health clinics can be started to treat health problems related to coal pollution. A lot of money is spent on environmental protection, and there is a need for the development of suitable filters to help curb environmental pollution. China dependence on coal is increasing, though this resource is damaging not only the Chinese environment, but also the world’s one. Scientists, politicians and the public have agreed that China needs to be innovative and find cleaner sources of energy.