Shocking Must-See Images Of China’s Dire Pollution Problem

Shocking Images Of China’s Dire Pollution Problem (ZeroHedge, Jan 25, 2015):

China has some stunningly beautiful natural landscapes, but, as boredpanda.com explains, they may not count for much when, in other parts of the country, pollution runs totally unchecked. China is very close in size to the USA.  Yet, as The Burning Platform notes, their population is the size of the entire Western Hemisphere, plus Japan, Germany, and France. The land can not support this mass of humanity without very dire consequences, and these shocking photos show what severe pollution people have to deal with in some parts of China…

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A boy swims in the algae-filled coastline of Qingdao
Boy Swims In Algae-Filled Water, Qingdao, Shandong

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Journalist takes a sample of red polluted water in the Jianhe River in Luoyang

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Heavily Polluted River

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Pollution from a factory in Yutian, 100km east of Beijing

Fishermen row a boat in the algae-filled Chaohu Lake in Hefei, Anhui province
Fishermen row a boat in the algae-filled Chaohu Lake in Hefei, Anhui province

Fishermen clean up oil at an oil spill site near Dalian Port, Liaoning province
Fishermen clean up oil at an oil spill site near Dalian Port, Liaoning province

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Smog In Beijing

A fisherman wades in Chaohu Lake, covered in blue-green algae, in Chaohu city
Fisherman Covered In Algae, Chaohu Lake

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Heavily Polluted River

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Smog In Beijing

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Child Swims In A Polluted Reservoir, Pingba

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Worker cleans away dead fish at a lake in Wuhan, central China’s Hubei province

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Workers clean up floating garbage on the Yangtze Rive

A worker looks at a photographer from a door of a factory manufacturing screws and nuts next to a polluted river in Jiaxing
Heavily Polluted River In Jiaxing, Zhejiang

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child is reflected in a drainage ditch as he jumps over trash at a village which will soon be demolished

Heavy Smog Hits East China
Buildings In Beijing Surrounded By Smog

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Factory Polluting The Air

A fisherman fills his cupped palms with water from the algae-filled Chaohu Lake in Hefei
Fisherman fills his cupped palms with water from the algae-filled Chaohu Lake

Fishermen walk through the muddy bottom of a polluted canal collecting fish in central Beijing
Fishermen Collecting Fish In A Polluted Canal, Beijing

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A woman collects plastic bottles near a river where water is polluted with a reddish dye in Dongxiang

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Workers collect dead fish at a park in Shenzhen, Guangdong province,

 

 A child drinks water near a stream in Fuyuan county
Child drinks water near a stream in Fuyuan county, Yunnan province

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Flies Gather On Railings Because Of Polluted Water, East Lake, Wuhan

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Girl collects water from a puddle at a dried-up reservoir as her father stands beside her in Baofeng county

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Boy tries to avoid scattered rubbish floating on a flooded street in Shantou, Guangdong province

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Source: BoredPanda.com and The Burning Platform blog

1 thought on “Shocking Must-See Images Of China’s Dire Pollution Problem

  1. In exchange for 25+ years of slave labor and no environmental regulations, short sighted greedy corporations gave over all their trade secrets to the Chinese government.

    Yes, they have a mess to clean up, and they will clean it up because corporations are leaving China in droves for cleaner and cheaper vistas. Even the US offers slave labor now in the form of convict labor. 70 cents a day and lots of tax benefits for using convicts. All the judges have to do is keep the prisons full. So, corporations have many areas to draw from, and China is feeling the loss.

    But, China has all their secrets, and these secrets have rendered US sanctions impotent. Refusal to provide vehicles, China can. Refuse to provide weapons? China can. And, so on.

    Today, China is a mess, but they have all the BRICS members to buy from them, most of them are growing and making money, so in the long run (this is part of how the east thinks), China will be fine. So, don’t worry too much about the mess of today, wait five years, then lets see.

    The US has really shot itself in the foot by allowing corporations to move to China, and gutting its own industry. The world reserve currency status is gone forever, and so is the US industrial center……it has been gutted. Our leaders have worked against us, and now, we all pay for it.

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