There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's greed.
~ Mahatma Gandhi
We've often heard elders say that haste makes waste and there is a proper time for everything. As fast as humanity is racing towards pinnacle of technological success, it is leaving a toxic trail of environmental hazards behind, that would be the bane of our future generations. Cleaning up the created mess would take up as much time as creating it did.
The environmental issues in China hold testimony to the heavy cost that needs to be paid, when one wishes to score a double-promotion in terms of industrial growth and to outstrip all other contenders of the Richest Economy of the World title.
The population scenario was overwhelming and now with various ecological hazards looming large over China, environmental issues of are threatening to unleash chaos in China, once regarded as the shrine of natural and holistic health care sciences. Let's see some most malignant environmental issues threatening the biosphere of this region.
Certain Environmental Problems of China
Enumerated here are a few of the environmental issues in China, that pose the greatest threat to the ecology of this country and surrounding regions. Take a look, learn a lesson, and be afraid, as this could happen to the whole world if humanity continues violating nature the same way as it has been doing since centuries.
No offense, but the way nitrogen dioxide levels are increasing in the air (due to a virulent propagation of power plants, heavy industries, vehicles), it wouldn't be a shock if more people here succumb to breathing air, than smoking cigarettes. Air pollution is perhaps the chief problem in China today.
All things in nature are interlinked with each other. When one aspect or natural resource gets affected, the vibrations are felt by everything else. Drying up of ground water and desertification are the diseases that are symptomized by water stress and supply shortage.
China ranks as one of the largest green house gas emitters in the world, with its indiscriminate pace of industrialization and the ever-increasing vehicular traffic, leaving behind noxious carbon footprints of catastrophic proportions.
The fact that the Yangtze dolphin's extinction has been officially confirmed and reports of the Three Gorges Dam acting as an active trigger for landslides, should give the world enough reason to DO SOMETHING.