India And China Dbq Analysis

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How do two countries have pollution so severe that the population is merely sustainable for living in the conditions? Sixteen of the cities located in China are the targets for immense amounts of pollution, and while there were tasks attained to clear it up, there were no long-term effects. India has found it difficult to clean up their air pollution because they are afraid that it will slow down their economic growth. Environmental issues in the countries of India and China have made a significant role in the Southern and Eastern Asia region by comparing with each other, as well as differentiated from each other, having their economy become a factor in their pollution problem, and the impacts of pollution on the people.
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For starters, two cities located in India are listed on the World’s Most Polluted Cities list, while China came in fourth.(Doc B) Unlike India, China has 16 of the most polluted cities in the world. Although both of these countries have an unequal distribution of pollution to population, they have some of the highest rates of pollution in the world. India has a low rate of carbon dioxide emissions per year, as well as a low projected rate.(Doc C) China has tried to find a renewable resource of energy, but they were unsuccessful. Aside from the fact that the automobile emissions make up the most pollution in both countries, China has a 70% dependents are coal, and they burn almost as much coal as the rest of the world combined.(Doc D) India is listed on the worst performers list, but they have a very low score for air quality effect on health and China has the highest score on the list. A sacred site in India called the Taj Mahal has became yellow from the high levels of air pollution.(Doc H) Acid rain is an effect of air pollution in China and it is a major problem for a third of the country’s agricultural areas. All in all, the countries of India and China differ from each other on pollution …show more content…
The government of China created the Beijing environment Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau to reduce the city's amount of air pollution before the 2008 Olympics, but long-term effects were not made. In India progress can't be made because their government is afraid that it would slow down their economic growth. Economically, the country of India depends on the profit made from transportation and industry, and if they try to clean up the air by cutting back on those services it would lead to a weak economy. If one country is at their weakest it is easier for others to take over and India could be trying to avoid this. India and China have governments not willing to fix the pollution problem because they don’t want their economic growth to progress slowly. Efforts in China to clean up the air pollution were carried out by the government for the 2008 Olympics, and air pollutants were cut by 45%. Document E shows that while the people are willing to create healthy air, China's economy is oblivious to see that they have a role in creating the pollution. With the thought of their economy, China and India are not foreseeing that air pollution could affect their country’s economy in the long

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