Smoke from coal burning in Shanxi - SupChina

Smoke from coal burning in Shanxi

Smoke from coal burning obscures the sky in the coal-mining town of Zhenchuanbu in Shanxi Province. Coal burning is the biggest source of air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, which lead to climate change. In recent years, the growth in China’s coal consumption began to slow after President Xi Jinping pledged to curb the effects of climate change.

Michael Yamashita

Michael Yamashita is an award-winning photographer who has been shooting for National Geographic magazine for more than 30 years. He specialized in Asia after spending seven years in the region following his graduation from Wesleyan University.