. Beijing Olympic organizers are touting a green Games. The reality is much different « JO LEE MAGAZINE

NPR/Outside of the window of a passing train from Beijing to Yanqing are rows and rows and rows of trees.

Much of this obviously recent tree planting is tied to the 2022 Winter Olympics. Authorities in Beijing and Zhangjiakou (locations for the Games’ venues) said before the Games that they had planted more than 80,000 hectares (about 198,000 acres) of forest and green areas combined.

the Chinese government and Olympic officials paint the tree planting as a win for the environment and one that offsets climate change and carbon emissions from these Games.

The reality is much different

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