Demand China Find a Solution to Beijing’s Air Pollution Crisis

Target: Prime Minister Wen Jiabao

Goal: Find a solution for Beijing’s suffocating air pollution

New numbers reaffirm the alarming pollution rates in Beijing, China. Residents would rather stay indoors than brace the thick gray layer of smoke lingering over the city. The city has also advised against outdoor activities and even told people to wear masks when leaving their homes. The air quality index rating is between 0 to 500, with anything over 500 being considered extremely high and Beijing scored way over 500. China must own up to this major pollution issue and fix it immediately so that residents can live better lives.

China has constantly reassured the people that air quality has gotten better since the 2008 Olympics but the numbers do not represent that. Just last year roughly 700 flights had to be cancelled because the planes could not see past the horrible and dense fog. The gray smog that hovers over Beijing comes and goes depending on the wind. When there is no wind, the residents are forced to live in the thick haze which can be very dangerous to their health.

China must start to show its concern over the pollution situation in Beijing as well as other cities that have this issue as well by actually doing something about the problem. According to some sources, the index number of pollutants is currently the worst ever. The pollution is getting worse and worse and residents are actually fearful of leaving their homes and getting sick. These levels of pollutants can worsen one’s asthma and complicate one’s respiratory diseases.

China has not implemented any plan that can seriously tackle this issue and it is about time to do something before Beijing becomes borderline unlivable. Solving the pollution issue will not be easy and it definitely will not be fast, but it is extremely necessary. China must initiate new programs to help reduce pollutants or at least try to prevent the levels from increasing.


Dear Prime Minister Wen Jiabao,

The pollution situation in Beijing, China is horrible. Thick, gray smog covers the city in and out until wind comes by and saves the residents from having to live under the horrible situation. China’s pollution problem has gotten worse, not better like the country has reported. People would rather stay indoors than risk their health venturing into the pollutant filled city, and that should not be considered okay.

The pollutants index ranges from 0 to 500 and the most recent recording of Beijing’s index was beyond 500. This number is extremely scary and people’s health may really be jeopardized if this problem is not addressed immediately.

Please implement a plan or plans to help control and lower the number of pollutants.


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One Comment

  1. evelyn rees says:

    This petition is kind of stupid. Why does it mention only Beijing´s air pollution????? How blind, ignorant and narrowminded is that?
    All Chinese Cities are suffering from terrible air pollution, so why don´t you ask the government to stop that problem nationwide.
    To ask only for cleaner air in Beijing is as egoistic and narrowminded like to ask only for more safety for the women in Delhi. Only because the last piblished big rape crime took place in Delhi.
    So please demand China to find a solution for all the environmental polution (air, water, earth) in the whole country!!!!!!!
    If you don´t see the general problem and the connection between the different kinds of pollution you must be blind.

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