Monday, October 27, 2014

The Worst Air Pollution in China vs. U.S.

China is filled with crony polluters, who have connections to government officials who allow filthy air pollution to spew forth.


  1. I took a train from Seattle to Kansas (where I grew up) once, and I remember at one point as we were nearing LA, I pointed out to a native Californian on our connecting bus that the fog was rolling in. He said something to the effect of, "Like, that's smog, dude!" I couldn't believe it! Although I am sure there is pollution in Kansas (perhaps not of the magnitude in California), but because of the wind, it never sets up over the area like that. Even in LA, I am sure it never gets this bad:

    (via The Guardian)

    1. Having attended high school in the mid to late 80's in SoCal, specifically the San Bernardino valley area(Redlands), I can tell you that at that time there were gov't issued "smog" days, meaning gov't schools prohibited you from exercising outdoors and the news stations would inform you of the obvious.

      When I lived in that basin, I was surrounded by mountains in 3 of the four directions on a compass and around noon the smog created in LA had blown into the valley where it was captured by the geography...sometimes it would actually burn my lungs if I exercised as a teenager during that time.

      Not only that, but I could drive to any of those visible mountains around me in less than 15 minutes yet on the really bad days you couldn't even see the mountains due to the smog.

      I have no idea if it's improved or not, because when I travel to SoCal now I stay in the LA area instead of going back to my old stomping grounds...but it was pretty darn bad at the time.

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