this week, satellite images from Nasa, has attracted attention. They show a marked decrease of air pollution in chinese cities between January and February of this year. The whole industry has come to a standstill when the workers are to be insulated in order to reduce the spread of the corona virus.
"this is the first time I've seen such a dramatic decline over such a large area," says the Indian expert, Fei Liu, in a statement.
the number of airborne particles in China has also slowed, from 20 to 30 per cent, according to new data from Copernicus, the EUROPEAN programme for earth observation. The case of a reduction of PM at 2.5, which is the particles that are most commonly associated with health problems.
Utsläppsjätten, which invests heavily in the coal mining industry has also been a 25 per cent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions compared to the same period of the previous year. The country accounts for one-half of the world's coal consumption. In addition, there is an aggressive foreign policy, which means that it is possible to lock-in the developing world, in a kolberoende.
the Figures highlight China's big carbon footprint, according to Karl Hallding of the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), which has been studied for more than 30 years of age.
" It's a bit rich to rejoice, for this is a human disaster, but it puts the finger on something very unhealthy in the chinese politiskekonomiska part of the machinery. Hopefully, for the present, a debate in which we are becoming more aware of China's development, and how it relates to the world, " he said.
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Some experts believe that the one-party state, can break up the klimatregler in order to get the economy back on its feet, while the spread of the corona virus has been slowing down. Karl Hallding agree with you that the situation is a serious blow to China's rapid economic development, but he's looking at the moment, the other concern of the communist party of the following:
" The biggest problem for the Chinese regime, and the crisis of confidence in which it was created.
have Taken the US-expert's Frida Stranne, type of analysis to be Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirusets outburst could cost him the presidency of the republic, in the autumn of this year. But it is also in China's criticism has been launched against president Xi Jinping.
" If China does not gain control over the virus, there is a significant risk of political instability. This will challenge the communist party's monopoly of power, and the shrinking space for dissent, which was created in Xi Jinpings government, " says Karl Hallding.
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He reacted strongly when Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, head of the world health organization, WHO praised the efforts to fight the virus.
" I was completely taken aback. It sounds like the press release has been written on the chinese communist party's headquarters, " says Karl Hallding.
" It has been quite a lot of facts are on the table now, and the virus was discovered already at the beginning of december. Due to the strong censorship, and a totalitarian system, with harsh reprisals for those who question the power lost to nearly a month of fighting the viruses.
the Numbers from China are always passed through a filter, according to Karl Hallding. He believes that the Swedish representatives should, therefore, treat of the chinese data, with caution.
" You are not allowed to be naïve. All of the figures from China don't have to be wrong, but I can't take them for granted. It can be a huge, more-or-less intentionally hidden, the number of unreported cases – both in terms of how many people have been ill and the number who have died. You need to understand that the totalitarian and heavily censored system, as China will release such figures, which serve their own purpose in a particular context.
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