An Overhead View of China’s Pollution

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An Overhead View of China’s Pollution

Postby long_way » Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:24 am

An Overhead View of China’s Pollution

September 27, 2010, 7:04 AM HKT


To get a sense of how China’s air quality compares with the rest of the world, there’s a new map ( http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/featur ... pping.html ) of global air-particulate pollution from Canadian scientists using National Aeronautics and Space Administration satellite data. The verdict: It doesn’t look good.

Eastern China’s industrial area is just about the reddest part of the map, meaning it has the highest concentration of particulates. That doesn’t bode well for the hundreds of millions of people there. And if you’re in the middle of that red zone, you’d have to travel far afield for fresh air.

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It’s important to note that the data used for this map are derived from 2001 to 2006. But as The Wall Street Journal noted in July, authorities affirmed that China’s air quality continues to get worse, not better.

Read the whole article: http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2010 ... pollution/

Also: http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2010 ... -smoggier/
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