For the second time already this month, Beijing will be raising the red alert as heavy levels of smog roll into town. However, unlike the previous one, which was a bit of a false alarm, this one is expected to be a real doozy.
According to China’s weather service, the next wave of smothering smog will hit Beijing early Saturday morning around 7 a.m. and stick around until noon on Tuesday. Compared with the red alert earlier this month, this one is expected to bring in much higher levels of PM 2.5 in the air, comparable to Beijing’s breathtaking November airpocalypse.
By this time, Beijingers know the drill, public schools will be closed, there will be a strict odd-even car ban imposed and there is absolutely no barbecuing allowed. If you do plan to travel out in this, be sure to bring a buddy, a special map and an industrial vacuum cleaner.
You’re probably next Taiwan. Start stocking up on fresh Canadian Rockies air now and remember…
By Pinky Latt