|A view toward Haikou, from Hainan Volcano Park|
China. The haze is humidity, not pollution.
Hainan is a desirable place to live for many Chinese
due to the clean air. Photo by Bob Brinkmann.
The second article notes that greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere have reached record highs in China. China is the largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world. The U.S. is number 2. China is taking a number of initiatives to develop alternative energy sources. Nevertheless, the emissions continue.
When I was in China last summer, I was struck by the air pollution in Beijing. While there is tremendous opportunity in the capital, many seek to move to coastal areas where the air is not as polluted.