Air quality in Shanghai

The air quality in China and Shanghai is never the best possible, but right now it’s on its worst possibly ever. This is how the view from our balcony looked like today. It was already bad yesterday but this was something I had never seen before.


According to Business Insider and common sense the pollution is caused by the lack of wind, increasing amount of cars and factories working for Christmas season. Yesterday (Dec. 5th) the air quality index was somewhere around 400, which is hazardous. Today it was over 500, “beyond index”. 


My roommate said he had wanted to buy a mask but they were sold out everywhere. I’m just hoping the smog will pass asap, below a picture from about a month ago on a normal day and on the right side today.


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