Record-Breaking Fossil Fueled Smog Cripples Large Chinese City

Record-Breaking Fossil Fueled Smog Cripples Large Chinese City reports Katie Valentine at Climate Progress. Soaring pollution levels, 3 times the designated hazardous levels, forced closures of schools and highways, and cancellation of flights in the city of Harbin in northeastern China. It happened as the city of 11 million, fueled by dirty coal, turned on its heaters for the winter. Imagine what that day could have been like if the city was fueled by renewable clean energy… The hazardous smog condition persisted at least 9 days, and was visible from space. Beijing also experienced hazardous smog conditions during this time, which resulted in halving the number of tourists visiting there.

 

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Source

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/10/21/2810581/air-pollution-shuts-chinese-city/

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/plugged-in/2013/10/29/smog-shuts-down-harbin-china-as-seen-from-space/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/21/super-smog-beijing-china_n_4134226.html

http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/10/31/beijing-air-pollution-drives-50-drop-in-visitors/

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Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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