I am currently a resident of Beijing and yes the air here is terrible. When I leave my room, I can see all the smoke/smog at the other end of the
hallway. Every time I go outside, the air always has a small burning like smell. Last Saturday was the worst I've ever experienced! While walking
outside I couldn't see anything, everything was covered in fog, I could not see anything in the distance. You could see clouds of smoke/smog
Fun fact #1: The Chinese government moved all of the factories out of Beijing to help deal with the pollution. So there aren't many if any, factories
in the city of Beijing.
Fun fact #2: 20,000 cars are added to the streets WEEKLY, according to the gov't most of the pollution is now coming from the cars.
Fun fact #3: Beijing is surrounded by mountains similar to L.A., so that it is like a bowl, and when the wind isn't blowing, all of that pollution and
smog stays put.
It's snowing right now, the weather forecast didn't say anything about snow, so I'm not sure if it is natural snow or the government is cloud seeding
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