Since I recently posted a blog about clear skies in Beijing when they banned driving cars for two weeks, I thought I’d share this recent update in the Beijing smog issue.
Beijing had to issue a red alert for the first time after the city was engulfed in harsh smog two times in one week. The first time this happened the government was under fire because residents were choking in the streets, but they did not issue the red alert. They had no choice but to issue it this time. The alert will last until about Thursday when the smog is supposed to be cleared out by rain. They have named coal power plants as the culprits. Residents hope this will be the push needed to get the smog issue more attention and focus.