5_chinaenvironmentcasestudySp2008

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1 Environmental Mitigation in China: Expectations and Realities Lecture # 5 Geography 1000 January 23, 2008 Xinjiang 2003 Shaanxi 1991 Money matters as the world cruises along its environmental journey R. Wright 2005 Growth of China’s Industrial Output* is unprecedented, and increases in industrial pollution should hardly be surprising! Source: IIASA. 2004 * 100 Million Yuan Growth @ 9.6% year since 1978!
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2 China’s annual amount of discharged waste water is still increasing: 35.2 billion tons in 1990 to 46 billion tons in 2003 (Liu and Diamond 2005) 1990 China’s solid industrial wastes have also increased rapidly, but unauthorized releases and dumping have slowed somewhat since 1998. (Liu and Diamond 2005) AS is: (a) Total industrial waste gas emission; (b) Emission of sulfur dioxide, soot, and industrial dust (Liu and Diamond ’05) 1995 1994
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3 Global Oil Price and Growing Chinese Imports Energy Consumption in China by Type: 2007 Trend of energy consumption composition in China. 1965 - 2005
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4 Pollution related to power generation also reflects a pattern quite similar to other industries AND population distribution! Population Distribution* in China: 2000 1 dot = 50,000 people
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5 China’s regional variations are no less profound for pollution issues than for income or social equity. China Statistical Yearbook 2004 (430) Preaching to the choir, there is a ―geography‖ to both pollution and pollution mitigation that is overlooked by ―less informed cousins‖ in other fields.
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6 This ―geography of pollution‖ also means that as incomes and tax revenues rise, environmental protection and mitigation follow. The ―rich‖ get ―richer AND cleaner‖ faster! No Data for Tibet Agriculture’s success has also brought new environmental issues!
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7 0 10000 20000 30000 40000 1978 1980 1982 1984 1986 1988 1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 Values in Hundred Million Yuan (Standardized) Change in China’s Agricultural Sector Gross Output Value: 1978 - 2003 Production of Pork, Beef, and Mutton in China 1978-2003 0.0 1000.0 2000.0 3000.0 4000.0 5000.0 6000.0 (10,000 Tons)
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8 Fruit Production* in China: 1978 - 2004 500.0 2500.0 4500.0 6500.0 8500.0 10500.0 12500.0 14500.0 1978 1981 1984 1987 1990 1993 1996 1999 2002 (10,000 Tons) 6000 8000 10000 12000 14000 16000 18000 20000 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 (1000 Ha) Area Sown to Vegetables in China 1990 - 2003
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9 Greenhouses allow much greater incomes for many farmers in many places, BUT the greater intensity of land use increases risks of chemical poisoning Fully Automated Hydroponic Greenhouse Changchun, Jilin Province
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10 Safety should be # 1 when using 2,4-D !!! Public frustration with food safety has increased
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