Gallery: NASA Releases Satellite Images of Beijing’s Record-Breaking Ai...


NASA’s Earth Observatory has released startling new satellite images of the thick layer of smog that engulfed Beijing over the weekend. Two images, taken on January 14 and January 3, 2013, show the record-breaking levels of air pollution in China’s capital, with extensive haze, low clouds and fog over the surrounding region. After the pollution levels reached their maximum mid-January, an “orange fog warning” was issued by the state, advising residents of Beijing to stay inside.

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1 Comment

  1. rick suddes January 24, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Has all of the pollution in China pushed the jet stream north
    and making California and the west fall into the drought mode?

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