POLLUTION IN CHINA
Global warming causing more deadly air pollution peaks
PARIS — about 40 times thinner than a human hair.
The burning of coal, along with vehicle emissions and dust, are the main sources of these ultrafine specks, which can cause severe respiratory problems and increase the risk of heart disease.
Small enough to enter human cells, they can also affect the immune and nervous systems.
In major cities across northern China, the number of days with “severe haze” jumped from 12 to 18 to 25 during the winters of 2014, 2015 and last year, respectively.
In January, a thick blanket of sun-dimming haze settled over the Beijing-Tianjin basin — home to more than 100 million people — for eight consecutive days, causing tens of thousands to flee cities and vent their anger on social networks such as Weibo and WeChat.
For several days running, the to take eight years and is part of the island’s “indigenous defence policy”, said Tsai.
“I want to tell you all that the Taiwanese always face challenges bravely and overcome them.” density of particles 2.5 microns or smaller was higher than 500 microgrammes per cubic metre, more than three times the danger threshold set by the World Health Organisation.
“I would rank air pollution as the number one or number two concern for ordinary people in northern cities in China,” co-author Hong Liao, a researcher at Nanjing University’s School of Environmental Science and Engineering, said. AFP
Defence Minister Feng Shihkuan had said Liaoning’s naval drill near Taiwan highlighted the need for the island to press ahead with building its own submarines. AFP
Pedestrians wearing anti-pollution masks as smog envelopes Beijing on Monday.
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen waving from a submarine at the Zuoying naval base in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, yesterday.