The photos below show it all, as Shanghai has announced pollution levels are at an all time high. Even just looking at the pictures almost makes my lungs burn. The main factors are coal burning, car exhaust, and weather patterns.
Alan Yu, a chef in Shanghai, mocks the smog by describing the taste like you would describe wine…
Today, Shanghai air really has a layered taste. At first, it tastes slightly astringent with some smokiness. Upon full contact with your palate, the aftertaste has some earthy bitterness, and upon careful distinguishing you can even feel some dust-like particulate matter.
The Guardian is reporting that the city is taking drastic measures by keeping all schoolchildren indoors and halting construction in the city. These photos make it obvious why…
(via Hacker News)
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