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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Here's Exactly How Bad Beijing's Smog Crisis Is, In One Photo

 http://www.theatlanticcities.com/politics/2013/02/exactly-how-bad-beijings-smog-crisis-one-photo/4838/

By Zachary M. Seward, February 28, 2013

 Here's Exactly How Bad Beijing's Smog Crisis Is, In One Photo

 

On the left, a photo that Sinocism’s Bill Bishop snapped today in Beijing. On the right, the exact same vantage on a clearer day, revealing that the smog in Beijing right now is dense enough to obscure a thousand-foot-tall skyscraper.

The air quality index maintained by the US embassy in Beijing was off the charts today, Feb. 28. State-run media called it a “sand storm,” but high levels of pollutants in the air pointed to smog, instead.