Smog Record One of the Worst Recorded Since China Started Monitoring Air Quality

Pedestrians wearing face masks walk along the street on a hazy day in Shenyang in northeastern China's Liaoning province Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. R

Walking the line between cluelessness and dark comedy, Xinhua’s English-language Twitter account on Monday called global attention to what may be the worst air pollution reading since China started monitoring and publishing P.M. 2.5 data, or the density of toxic particles, in 2013.

The thick, toxic air shrouded the city of Shenyang for much of the weekend, turning day to smoggy night and severely limiting visibility. Photographs from the city show buildings enveloped by airborne grit and commuters caught in an otherworldly, gray haze.

Data released by the Shenyang Environmental Protection Agency on Sunday showed the density of toxic particles — PM2.5 — was more than 1,000 micrograms per cubic meter. (The World Health Organization says a reading of 25, on average, over 24 hours, is safe.)

Local officials said the pollution-levels topped 1200. Xinhua put the figure at 1400. The U.S. Consulate in Shenyang, which publishes regular updates, registered the air as “beyond,” meaning, off the chart.

 

Just a reminder:

“There is a level of admiration I actually have for China because their basic dictatorship is allowing them to actually turn their economy around on a dime and say we need to go green, we need to start, you know, investing in solar. There is a flexibility that I know Stephen Harper must dream about: having a dictatorship where you can do whatever you wanted, that I find quite interesting.”

 

  • mauser 98

    China ignores global warming hoax hype and not in TPP … they aint stupid

    • Well, it’s alright when China pollutes, so….

    • Alain

      Except when it comes to being paid off with “carbon credits”.

  • Dana Garcia

    Meanwhile Obama has crushed the coal industry in America, but Red China’s crud production gets zero attention when climate elites negotiate planet weather.

    In addition, China pumps out so much garbage into the air that it travels across the Pacific to reach North America.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/study-pollution-from-chinese-factories-is-harming-air-quality-on-us-west-coast/2014/01/21/225e9b1e-8281-11e3-bbe5-6a2a3141e3a9_story.html

    • mauser 98

      latest coal fired generators very clean , safe , economical
      rest is global warming BS

      • Alain

        At least the ones in North America but no so sure about those in places like China. We would do better to export our technology instead of claiming that all coal burning is the same and must be stopped. That would however make sense, but as it goes against the eco-fascists/globalists agenda it won’t happen.

        • mauser 98

          correct N/A are clean ,not China.. whats a few dead slaves?
          export our technology? we give it away or they steal it
          nothing wrong with clean coal

          • ntt1

            I understood the main problem was Chinese coal was low quality and high in sulphur it might do to create steam but most of their high grade metallurgical coal comes from BC..

          • mauser 98

            or Utah..

            That Trillion-Dollar Ripoff– Clinton’s Utah Coal Deal
            &North China Power Corporation

            http://www.apfn.org/apfn/lippo.htm

      • Raymond Hietapakka

        My landlord and I had a really good job opportunity to open pit mine a tiny island S. of Tundra Bay on Lake Superior, then barge the rock to shore to extract and process the calcite for a proposed G.S. that never happened because of creepy environmentalist kooks….

        • Raymond Hietapakka

          …it was another, less-known “Silver Islet” type of deposit…

  • David Murrell

    Yes but J. Trudeau has stated that China, because of its totalitarian government, has made great progress in improving its envionment. So this must be true.

    • mauser 98

      The Sun King will enlighten the great unwashed

      • ntt1

        Looks like that was shot in the Squamish estuary, there are trolls living in there that think it is still 1970, they are eastern migrants of course.

  • BillyHW

    The vaginas still voted for him. It doesn’t matter what he said, says, or will say. Because hair.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8wQrM5jTWc

    • David Murrell

      Woman-hater.

      • BillyHW

        You say that like it’s a bad thing.

        • David Murrell

          Yup.

  • Hktony

    Per capita the states creates more pollution than anyone else. Per country it invades more than anyone else. Per country it has created more nuslim problems than muslims countries . So lets worry about china

  • ntt1

    now we can see what maurice strong has been up to.

  • Hard Little Machine

    In many North Eastern Chinese cities this is caused by heating most of the buildings from ONE central coal fired hot water plant that pumps hot water heating to ALL the buildings at the same time. They turned on the system last week for winter. It’s very inefficient and loses tremendous amounts of heat to the piping system. People can’t turn their own heat on and off. It’s all on, all off. For anyone off the grid, they have to burn their own coal in their own home.