China’s Smog Emergency Can Be Seen From Space

China’s Smog Emergency Can Be Seen From Space
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China’s air pollution situation has gotten out-of-hand, reaching 40 times the healthy level in some parts of the country. The country’s state media is even calling for quick and strict reform.

According to images from NASA, the smog got so bad that it entirely obscured the view of the ground itself. NASA’s Earth Observatory described the view in their blog:

“A milky, gray pall entirely blocks the ground from view in the top image, taken in the early afternoon by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite.

Patches of white fog or low cloud hang below the gray haze. Winds had already begun to push the haze out of Beijing in the north, but the rest of the North China Plain still suffered from poor air quality.”

In the photos you will notice how the smog looked on January 10th and how the wind cleared most of it the following day. Such high levels of smog and air pollution are both dangerous to the people living in said locations and to the environment as a whole.

Paul Hudson | Elite. 

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A young writer, philosopher, and entrepreneur, Paul Hudson (@MrPaulHudson) has been writing for Elite Daily nearly since the start. Currently located in Manhattan, Paul Hudson primarily devotes his time between writing for Elite Daily and a mining startup in Turkey. He loves sharing his life experiences with his readers and makes sure to practice what he preaches.

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