Monday, December 7, 2015

Peking's smog is so bad the authorities have issued a rare red alert, basically shutting down a city of 21 million.

Beijing has issued its first ever “red alert” over the city’s smog, with the Chinese capital going into shutdown in an attempt to protect people from the deadly air.

It is the first time ever that the highest possible state of caution has been declared in the city, which has more than 21 million residents.

The warning means schools will have to close down and construction and other industry in the capital will be limited.  “The city is blanketed in a thick, choking smog that has covered an area of North China the size of Spain and Beijing’s most famous landmarks have been completely obscured by the yellow haze,” wrote Zhang Kai.
I guess there are advantages in living in the degenerate west.

1 comment:

  1. They burn coal - not clean coal, just dirty, nasty old coal fire.