12 Dec '11, 10pm

Record-Breaking Air Pollution in Beijing is Beyond 'Hazardous': It's Off the Charts

Record-Breaking Air Pollution in Beijing is Beyond 'Hazardous': It's Off the Charts

Smog in Beijing has recently risen from 'hazardous' levels to something closer resembling 'get-the-hell-out-of-town apocalyptic'. Flights were grounded over the weekend due to poor visibility, and air quality was determined to oscillate between 'very unhealthy' and 'hazardous' (the most extreme ranking). As you might know, the most widely-regarded air quality monitor in China's capitol is the U.S. Embassy's Twitter feed. And while the city is already famous for its staggeringly disgusting (and dangerous) air pollution, it appears that it has gotten even worse. Air pollution was recently so thick in Beijing that it was deemed "beyond index" by the U.S. Embassy's instruments. Twitter, via France 24 /Screen capture The international news agency France 24 reports (read the whole thing for the incredibly gory details ): A dense blanket of smog covered most cities in northeast C...

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