HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF – BEIJING, CHINA’S SPLENDID CAPITAL, IS AGAIN WRAPPED IN SMOG

BEIJING1In a HONG KONG gallery I came across this painting a couple of years ago.  It was called “Beijing Sky”. The bad dream portrayed is a reality again this week (January/2017) in China’s capital city.

BEIJING2In the above NASA image taken on November 30/2015, BEIJING is buried under clouds and a stifling smog. Thick layers of cloud are tinged grey and yellow caused by China’s massive output of greenhouse gases. Coal-fired electricity plants are plentiful on the city’s outskirts and ring roads are jammed.

BEIJING5BEIJING6BEIJING4<A woman wears a face mask next to traffic shrouded in heavy smog – Getty Images>

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