BEIJING, CHINA—The dust works its way through keyholes and window frames, and smells like a filthy brew of dirt, smoke and metallic particles. The sky turns magenta and whole buildings disappear. Eyes tear up and throats get sore from coughing.http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/783348--china-choked-by-sandstorms-as-pollution-levels-rise
Northern China’s spring sandstorms blew in with particular ferocity over the weekend, bringing misery to people working outdoors Monday in Beijing and across a wide swath of the country.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
The Climate Change Reality: Sandstorms
In China, a series of sandstorms are swooping across the country. Because of desertification in certain regions, the earth turns to sand and is easily picked up by the wind. The sand picks up pollution particles and whips them across the city: another reason why pollution isn’t good. This desertification is a consequence of climate change. Heavy drought in areas will cause regions to become deserts. Not only that but droughts will make it harder for people to push back the desert by planting trees. More and more signs of the climate change reality are being seen. When will the politicians obstructing action like Stephen Harper see what is happening and take action?