Chinese "Fog"

Dear Readers, the past couple of days have been particularly ‘foggy’. And when I say foggy, I mean the Chinese version, which actually means pollution.

There is something called an AQI Index which measures pollution levels. Today, November 8, in Seattle, that level is 21. 
Today, November 8, in Shanghai, it’s 220. Yesterday, it approached 300 where levels are defined as ‘hazardous’. Today, they are simply ‘very unhealthy’. When it’s this bad, you can smell it and taste it and it’s awful.
Check out the Chinese ‘fog’ below!

On the flip side, we could be in the city of Harbin, in Northeastern China, where a few weeks ago, their Pollution AQI reached over 1000!!!!! Holy Freakin’ Schnikes Batman!  The city was pretty much shutdown, including their airport and visibility was anywhere from 5-10 meters…yuck. See for yourself.
So Dear Readers, never take anything for granted!

Published by Team McGregor

Living and teaching in the Middle East - previously in China, South Korea, and Hawaii (US). This is our blog dedicated to our travels and life living abroad...as well as some other fun stuff!

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