Posted by: Sandy Steinman | February 19, 2022

Beijing touts a green Olympics, but Games have wide environmental impact 

NPR  reports on how the Olympics inspire of claims are not green at all. Here are a few excerpts

This month, the central government pledged to run coal power plants at full capacity. Officials even called on coal producersto ensure a steady supply of coal — or face “further investigation and accountability measures.”

The Winter Olympics are using almost entirely artificial snow which requires large amounts of water and the use of chemicals — the health and environmental impact of which is still largely unknown.

Authorities in China said they planted nearly 200,000 acres of forest and green areas prior to the Winter Games. But they also transplanted nearly 20,000 trees, which could endanger animal habitats.

Read full article at Beijing touts a green Olympics, but Games have wide environmental impact : NPR


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