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An aspect of the extraordinary toll the Chinese people &, unsuspiciously, the planet, pays for importing & consuming ridiculously cheap goods from China.What China does to its air is definitely getting to us.
A video:"Beijing's Big Fog.":"Beijing commute, posted last night on China's video-hosting service, Youku.
" pollution from cars and coal plants wiped whole colors from the visible spectrum. ..The sun looks like a satellite in a dying solar system. "
...According to the state-run China Daily, if the US standard was adopted nationwide, only 20 percent of Chinese cities would be rated as having satisfactory air quality, against the current 80 percent.
the Asia Society curated this fascinating multimedia project on Beijing's air problems and a time-lapse taken from a single Beijing apartment complex in 2009. Well worth it:
newsfeed on China's air pollution from beijingair
Also check: China's reliance on coal reduces life expectancy by 5.5 years, says study | @scoopit http://sco.lt/9A2J3B