Tuesday, December 1, 2015

BEIJING AIR POLLUTION REACHES EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS LEVELS

Read the following article:
http://news.yahoo.com/beijing-air-pollution-reaches-extremely-hazardous-levels-101208029.html



Post a response to this question--> If you lived in Beijing, what would you do?

Your response should be thoughtful and well-written at be at least 5 sentences.  Your entry should not be the same as your classmates.


12 comments:

  1. If I lived in Beijing I would want to keep myself from ingesting as many dangerous chemicals as possible so I would wear a construction mask. I would also try to make everyone aware of this issue and do as much as I can to limit my personal plastics and gas use. I would also try and leave the country because I feel that not enough is known about this much pollution and its effects on a person.I would try and stay in doors as much as possible because I'm assuming that inside the building the amount of fumes will be decreased. Seeing that much pollution in one area really shows how dangerous pollution can be.

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  2. I would advocate for a stop to coal burning, or at least an intense decrease of coal burning. This is a huge reason for the pollution in Bejing, and it is important to stop increasing pollution as well as working to reverse the affects. I would also spread awareness of the pollution and advise other people to wear face masks to protect themselves from the harmful pollutants. A city-wide movement to plant air-cleaning plants or purifying plants could also help the crisis.

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  3. If I lived in China, first I would want to become a government official so I could help set legal regulations on the amount of pollution that can be put into the environment. The first rule is that all pollution must be put into a containment place. Then I would hire people help clean the air, this would also promote job growth. I would get China into an environmental coalition, so they could be monitored for how much pollution they produce. I would try to get people to help the clean the country by changing our method of producing energy using coal to getting energy from solar power. Pollution in China is a major problem and is getting many children sick, this needs to end now.

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  4. If I lived in China, I think I would just move possibly to another country. If not another solution is to encourage people to help clean up and I don't know build like giant solar powered fans to like push away the air. If enough people agree then we could also get to stop burning coal and find another solution. What I could also do is just stay home and not breath in those toxic chemicals.

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  5. If I lived in Beijing I would attempt to put together protests to raise awareness on the negative effects of burning coal. There is an extremely large impact on the environment with the increase of smog in China. Additionally if I was living in China, I would advocate for the use of solar power as opposed to using coal. Although keeping children indoors is a short term resolution to the pollution exposure, it is not a long term solution.

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  6. After reading the article, if I was living in China I would most likely move. My moving to another place would be due to the build up of smog in many areas around China. The smog is very unhealthy and can cause many sicknesses. Furthermore, the reading of toxic particles is way above the environmental standard and factories really are not following the guidelines to help the situation. Additionally, since coal is so heavily relied upon the area and it is what is causing so many issues, it is likely that problems will continue to happen. Finally, the various construction sites are yet another thing that is contributing to the smog issue. There is so many contributing factors to this problem, so I think it would be best to just leave because what they have done is almost irreversible.

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  7. If I lived in China I would move as soon as possible to a different country at least three countries away form China. The pollution there is so bad that you can't even see the sun on a sunny day. The government should do something about it by having the major corporations there start to reduce the amount to fumes being put into the atmosphere. There are a lot of ideas out there that could be done to help stop the toxic fumes fro getting into the atmosphere.

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  8. If I lived in China then and would move far away from the polluted areas to somewhere with cleaner safer air. I would try my best to help others and make them more aware of the pollution around them and try to help in any way I could. I would also do clean up project to help clean up the environment around me to help prevent situation like those in Beijing.

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  9. If I lived in Beijing I would try to stay inside as much as possible. The air quality there is always bad and could seriously affect my health. If I needed to go outside I would wear a good quality mask to help block all of the particles in the air. To help with the pollution I would try to take public transportation as much as possible and not use my own car. Hopefully I would be able to move away from the city because the air quality is so bad.

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  10. If I lived in Beijing, my first mission would to be to run campaigns across the capital alerting people that the main power source is of the issue. If I felt myself or my family's health was in danger, I would move to Tahiti. Beijing needs a new form of government, a better one. One to assume actions to take in situation's like this one

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  11. If I lived in Beijing, my first thought would to get the hell out of here. The smog in Beijing is getting people sick maybe killed. Children are at the hospital getting throat and infections and the flu. The government wont do anything, they said they will wait a while to see if air pollution has decreased.

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  12. If I lived in china I would get the heck out as soon as possible. The smog an pollution there is so bad that your can't even see the sky sometimes. On top of that children and people in general are getting sick and some are dying prematurely due to the pollution. There are a lot of good ideas on stopping pollution and they should be pursued by the Chinese government as soon as possible.

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