Even the most smog-filled day in Los Angeles, or worst red burn day in Salt Lake City with its hazy inversion is mild compared with the brown skies of Shanghai. That’s right: BROWN. Last month, the Shanghai index (a pollution index which I don’t fully understand but usually averages numbers under 100) peaked at 500. Media reports announced the poor air quality and high pollution levels triggered asthma and respiratory problems among the masses.
Blue skies are a blessing.