Roads and children’s playgrounds are closed in Beijing

This week, world leaders gathered in Scotland in COP26 negotiations that are seen as one of the last chances to prevent catastrophic climate change, but a Chinese resident Xi Jinpingas did not attend in person, but only sent a written request.

China, the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases and, at the same time, climate change, has increased its carbon production following an energy crisis in supply chains in recent months due to stringent emissions targets and record fossil fuel prices.

North of China was surrounded by a thick smog on Friday, and visibility in some areas has dropped to less than 200 meters, the country’s meteorologists said. Highway sections to major cities, including Shanghai, Tianjin and Harbin, were closed on Friday due to poor visibility.

The country’s government has blamed ‘unfavorable weather conditions and regional pollution’ for the pollution, and the capital, where the Winter Olympics, schools were ordered to discontinue physical education classes and outdoor activities.

Contaminants recorded Friday morning JAV at an observatory at the embassy in Beijing, has reached a level that is described as “very harmful” to the population.

The level of small particulate matter (PM 2.5), which penetrates deep into the human lungs and causes respiratory diseases, was around 220, well above PSO recommended limit of 15.

According to city officials, the smog is likely to persist at least until Saturday night.

Earlier this week, China said it had increased its daily coal production by more than a million tonnes to reduce energy shortages, which have led to plant closures in recent months.

Due to rapid industrialization, air pollution is not new to China, although in recent years, with increasing public priority for environmental protection, cases of high smog have become less common.

Beijing has committed itself to reaching a peak in carbon emissions by 2030 and to reducing it to zero by 2060.

On Wednesday, China responded to criticism from US President Joe Biden, saying “action speaks louder than words” when he accused Beijing of not showing leadership in the fight against climate change.

China has about 60 percent. energy is produced by burning coal.

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