High levels of pollution associated with industrial emissions. Especially the dirty air where the burning of coal.
In China, the level of air pollution for the first time since the beginning of coronaries exceeded last year’s figures during the same period, according to the website of the Centre for research in energy and clean air (CREA).In the air exceeds impurities such as nitrogen dioxide (NO2), sulfur dioxide (SO2), ozone, and particles of PM2.5. The level of ozone close to the record levels in 2018.
As noted, the study is based on data obtained from 1,500 monitoring stations of air quality.
“Levels of air pollution have fallen sharply during the national quarantine in February, bottomed out in early March and have now exceeded their pre-crisis levels,” the report said.
Experts suggest that this is due to industrial emissions since the levels of air pollution in the largest cities – Beijing and Shanghai – are still lagging behind last year’s figures.
Heaviest pollution levels have increased in areas where is produced by the burning of coal.
“The return levels of air pollution demonstrates the importance of establishing a green economy and clean energy as priorities in the recovery after the crisis COVID-19. All attention is focused on China, as it is the first major economy returning to work after quarantine. Previous periods of recovery in the Chinese economy, including the impact of the global financial crisis in 2008 and the SARS epidemic in 2003, have been associated with a sharp increase in air pollution and CO2 emissions”, – noted in the study.
“There are early signs that the recovery of China after the crisis caused by the COVID-19, will reverse the progress made in the issue of air quality,” – said in the report.
Earlier it was reported that in Europe because of the restrictions the air greatly cleared. Correspondent published satellite photos confirming this.