Harbin’s smog has reached levels that are remarkable even by Chinese standards, as these videos can attest. Think 40x the recommended levels of PM2.5, constant car accidents, closed schools, and shut-down airports.
Videos from the street:
A special BBC report:
The Airpocalypse began when Harbin started switching-on its many coal-powered heating plants. Harbin is hardly along in having a plethora of the coal-fired plants, and many more cities may soon be hazed out of existence as well.
[Image on Weibo via Quartz]