When I lived in Beijing, we often had a weather forecast that was just one word: Smoke! It was usually in the fall, when the peasants in the surrounding provinces of Shandong and Hebei were burning the fields after harvest. The city would be shrouded in smoke, with off-the-charts bad air quality until it rained […]
The Chinese site china.org.cn posted 3 interesting photos that show the various “skies” that Beijing experienced during the recent government meetings. Guess which days the wind was blowing.
I realize that you may be getting tired of reading posts about the smog here in Beijing, but it is really…pardon the pun….the air we breathe. I think that this has to be the most depressing headline ever: Bathed in Smog: Beijing’s Pollution Could Cut Five Years off Lifespan, Experts Say. (NBC) This story, written […]