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谢迈克在中国

Mike Shecket Goes To China!

Smog

July 28th, 2008

I feel bad for the people who are trying to get this under control, and hope they succeed, but if I still can’t see the sun after a week of half the cars off the road (although not really, since many people will just substitute their travel that they would have taken one day to the other day), then I don’t know how it can really get any better in the next 10 days.

The smog doesn’t bother me nearly as much as the heat and humidity…I really don’t feel like going out without an air-conditioned car to immediately get into.  It makes me realize just how to used to that lifestyle I am, even though I haven’t driven a car for nearly a year.

And I haven’t seen any data to support this, but nowhere in China have I experienced pollution even close to that in central Guiyang.  It was absolutely oppressive.  It made me feel like there just wasn’t even enough good air to breathe.  In Beijing, it’s clearly not that bad.  It looks bad, but you can breathe, at least if you’re not running around.

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