Is the price of development a price worth paying? Whitehorse to wuXi New tOwn by maia Bennett
They had to use up a lot of land for this project which they would never get back. The villagers had to sell their farming land to the developers. China is one of the most polluted cities and when the town is finished it would also cause a lot of pollution to the surrounding villages and landscape. The wildlife in this area would suffer, it would have to move and find a new place to live. The map on the left shows how high the level of pollutions are on the coast, where the major cities are compared to rural areas further inland. As you can see the dark purple areas are the highest level of air pollution, such as Beijing the capital of china which has 70 micro grams per m3 compared with more rural areas which has between 0 and 9.99 micrograms per m3. This shows how polluted China's cities are and by destroying the rural areas to create city's can be hazardous to people's health as the bottom map shows the amount of air pollution you breathe in daily in Chinese city's is the equivalent of smoking 20 cigarettes daily and is extremely hazardous to your health. And the map on the right shows that China is the most polluted country in the world.