26 February 2011

Yes, People are Breathing This-Smog over China

Posted by Dan Satterfield

Beijing is in the upper right. Click to see the LARGE full res. pic.

It’s called the ABC. The Asian Brown Cloud.

The air pollution from cooking fires, coal fired power plants, and gasoline/diesel engines are the cause. This air pollution is measurable across the Pacific and into the West Coast of the U.S. Air pollution (from different areas of the world) has its own unique signature. A recent study indicated that about 30% of San Francisco’s particulate levels are from China.