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Thursday, December 8, 2011

China air pollution disrupts transportation

Shades of Victorian London, where pollution resulted in a pea soup. In 1952 the air in London was so bad that thousands of deaths resulted.

China air pollution disrupts transportation - LA Times
Flight cancellations in Beijing and highway closures have caused delays. Some wonder whether the air pollution problem will derail China's economic growth.

The US Embasssy in Bejing measured 522 micrograms per cubic meter (300 to 500 is considered hazardous), where the offical Chinese authorities acknowledged light pollution.

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