Satellite picture of smog bank trapped on China coast, taken November 6, 2009. Source: NASA
If you rolled out of bed this today clawing at your throat like a French legionnaire in the Sahara, you might not be crazy: it might be the air. This jaw-dropping photo from NASA (taken November 6) charts the progress of a temperature inversion (i.e. smog bank) that has been trapped on China’s coast for the past week.
That noise you hear? Your lungs, sobbing like babies.
Source: NASA Observatory