Over the last 30 years, China's economy has been growing at a breakneck pace. While this rapid growth has benefited the population, the environmental impact of that growth is also unreal. China is currently the world's biggest polluter and largest producer of carbon emissions. It's a fact that can be seen, felt, and even tasted.
Millions of dead fish
I'm not sure that water is safe to drink
Dumping garbage straight into the river
Surrounded in pollution
Running through the garbage
Sitting among piles of industrial garbage
More dead fish
You can barely see the sun through the haze in this picture
I'm not sure I even want to know what happened here
How did it get this bad?
Straight from the factory to the oceans
Devastating the countryside
Not a pleasant sight to have outside your home
What are they doing here?
More industrial waste dumping
Careful not to breathe the air
This looks like the apocalypse
That's no wildfire, it's just smog
This might be beautiful if it wasn't so toxic
I dread to think what these parts of China will look like in another 30 years if something isn't done to clean up this damage.