During my trip to Xishan, I passed Taihu. The beautiful lake – the third largest freshwater lake in China.
To be surprise, Taihu changed a lot – because of polution.
Because of the nitrogen and phosphorus discharged by the chemical and fishing factories around the lake, algae overgrew in the lake like crazy, further decreased the water quality.
Look at the picture I took below:
Did you see the green thing on the surface of the water? That is the overgrown algae. It made the water looks dirty.
It is said that 20 billion RMB will be spent to cure the polution.
China has sweared to avoid the “polute first, and then clean” way – the “capitalist way”. However, the reality is the opposite.
Check out what Taihu used to be in these photos:
P.S. I once ride back to Taihu by bike.