Harbin, China and their smog. Currently at 40X international standards.
View of China from space
In Shanghai they are experiencing the worst air pollution on record. 104 Chinese cities are now reporting air pollution levels above 300 mcg per cubic meter, twelve times the recommended limit. Over 70 percent of China’s rivers and lakes are now too toxic for animals to drink from. This past week, visibility in some parts of China was reduced to less than 5 meters.
An eight-year-old girl in China is the youngest living person to be diagnosed with lung cancer attributed to pollution.
China discovers that pollution makes it really hard to spy on people – 20 million surveillance cameras are now useless
A Chinese Billionaire is selling canned air in China to highlight the country’s pollution problems. The air is collected and compressed in soda cans from “revolutionary regions” around the country.
The severity of air pollution in China has rattled Chinese leaders. While they have, on occasion, closed factories and restricted traffic to clear the air for special events, so far they have lacked the will or the capacity to reduce air pollution on a sustained basis
29% of San Francisco’s air pollution comes from China
Before and After photograph of air mask from China