For long, China was seen as a climate villain, fuelling its amazing economic growth by burning more and more coal. But times are changing, and the People’s Republic is emerging as a climate leader.
During my break from writing I missed news on how China is getting more and more serious on fighting climate change each month.
Air pollution kills a lot of people around the world and the situation in some Chinese cities has become nothing short of unbreathable. Meanwhile, we have seen in my series ” Plant, baby, plant “ that trees can solve many related problems. To a new study from Lancaster University, trees can absorb half of particulates,… Continue reading Trees capture particulate pollution
The People’s Republic of China is in the middle of a very serious situation as it is struggling with horrendous air pollution which in the Northern provinces cut life expectancy by over five years. To avoid this from worsening even more, the local government has been investing heavily in the past and will invest more… Continue reading China coal consumption could peak soon
I wrote a few months ago that vehicles are getting more and more efficient as efforts are being made in the USA, China and Europe. In the conclusion I was noting that it was good news but that more had to be done in biking among others. It seems to be the case as Courrier… Continue reading Biking is booming globally
Over the past few days and weeks, so many horrifying news have been making the headlines on China that I thought a recap would be needed. As an introduction you might read my post on the airpocalypse in Beijing. All the news I will develop today clearly allow us to understand why the country is… Continue reading Is China reaching a tipping point on pollution ?
You may perhaps remember the not so distant time when I was posting astrophotography pictures on this very website. I have also wrote a few times on how we are lighting up our cities too much. Now a fellow Frenchman, Thierry Cohen, created a series of pictures of what the night could look like if… Continue reading Starry, Starry, Starry Night
According to the WWF, Shanghaï (and another Chinese city, Boading) joins the Low Carbon City Initiative, a pioneering project from the renown organization. This will enable the cities to decrease their CO2 emissions by working on energy efficiency of buildings as well as the environmental quality. This is great news and I can’t wait for… Continue reading Shanghaï to work on climate change mitigation