As the world has become more globalized and industrialized, our economies have become highly reliant on practices that lead to environmental damage. In particularly, we have seen these practices significantly alter the quality of life and impact the environment in China and its capital, Beijing. Our post-industrial global energy infrastructure was wholly founded upon fossil fuels. These natural fuels have been extensively mined and burned in order to support the energy-intensive development and consumption of modern societies. The environmental impacts that result from the usage of these energy sources are both numerous and harsh, and include the intensification of pollution, global warming, and ecosystem destruction. Beijing is China’s capital, a city with 23,000,000 people and a huge industrial part of China. Air pollution as well as water and other resource shortages has become a huge problem in the city that has immensely impacted peoples lives.