Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The Great Cough Of China

China is under siege from smog:
Across the region, construction sites closed and authorities reduced the number of vehicles allowed on the roads in hopes of reducing the thick haze.

In Shijiazhuang, the capital of northern Hebei province, planes could not take off or land, according to a post on a verified social media account of the city’s international airport.

Levels of PM 2.5 — microscopic particles harmful to human health — climbed to 844 in the area, according to the web site

The number is almost 34 times the World Health Organization’s recommended maximum exposure level of 25 over a 24-hour period.
Where are the environmentalists when you need them? Oh, right...

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