Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Smog makes people funnier. At least that's one of the sunny spin being taken by the Chinese propaganda machine, aka CCTV, on China's worsening smog problem - which now has spread to Shanghai after blanketing the capital in gray cloud.
CCTV also cited the following as "benefits" of the smog:
- It unifies the Chinese people.
- It makes China more equal.
- It raises citizen awareness of the cost of China's economic development.
- It makes people more knowledgeable (of things like meteorology and the English word 'haze')
The level of PM2.5 particulate in Shanghai reached 406. The World Health Organization recommends a level of 20 as safe, and any reading above 300 is deemed hazardous.