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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Beijing streets empty due to air pollution, Climate jet setter Figueres bragged yesterday China was "Best on Climate" but she isn't seen bikeriding in China today


1/14/14. "Biggest Emitter China Best on Climate, Figueres Says," Bloomberg, Yoon
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1/15/14, "Beijing Shuts Down As Pollution Over Past 12 Hours Literally "Off The Chart"," Zero Hedge



1/15/14, Beijing pollution beyond 600, no one on street, twitter pic, Neela Eyunni. 

"For the past 12 hours, the so-called PM2.5 level (or China's new pollution threshold) has been above the "serious" level. Bear in mind this is the newly adjusted-upwards threshold that already far exceeds the WHO's health-threatening levels.

  • BEIJING WARNS RESIDENTS TO AVOID OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES ON SMOG
  • BEIJING MONITORING CENTER REPORTS `SERIOUS' AIR POLLUTION TODAY
Levels are officially "beyond index" today (with a peak at 613 so far compred to 500 "hazardous") and the streets are empty!"...

[Image: 11/20/13, Christina Figueres and Ban Ki-Moon on bikes, Warsaw, Poland, gef)
 
(continuing, Zero Hedge): Via Bloomberg:

"City’s air quality index reading near Tiananmen Square, putting it in category defined as “serious” pollution. 

City warns residents to avoid outdoor activities.

Reading of PM2.5 pollution near Tiananmen Square was 583 micrograms per cubic meter as of 6 a.m., with average reading in past 24 hours at 338, according to city’s air-monitoring website

NOTE: World Health Organization recommends 24-hour PM2.5 exposure of no more than 25"


[Ed. note: Zero Hedge didn't include a link or date on the Bloomberg story. I've spent some time looking, saw many Bloomberg articles on China pollution (see end of this post) but none with this text in the past few days. It may exist, I just can't find it.]

(continuing): "The widely followed @BeijingAir twitter account confirms just how bad it is on the ground. For those confused "Beyond Index" is a friendlier way of saying "Off The Charts." via @PeterSchloss













1/15/14, Beijing pollution beyond 600, no one on street, twitter pic, Neela Eyunni.
via Drudge

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Extra: Typing "Beijing pollution Bloomberg News:"
"About 117,000 results (0.39 seconds) Search Results

    1. Bloomberg ‎- 2 days ago
      The city government plans to spend an additional 1.25 billion yuan ($207 million) to tackle air pollution this year, the Beijing News said today, ...
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    www.bloomberg.com/news/.../beijing-pollution-prompts-second-day-of-...
    Dec 25, 2013 - Pollution will begin to ease this afternoon, the Beijing Municipal ... To contact Bloomberg News staff for this story: Feifei Shen in Beijing at ...
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    Heavy Pollution Enshrouds Northern China Including ... - Bloomberg
    www.bloomberg.com/news/.../beijing-warns-against-outdoor-activities-o...
    Dec 24, 2013 - Heavy pollution enveloped northern and central China today, ... To contact Bloomberg News staff for this story: Feifei Shen in Beijing at ...
  3. China Vehicle Sales Seen Slowing on Pollution Controls - Bloomberg
    www.bloomberg.com/news/.../china-vehicle-sales-climb-past-20-million-...
    7 days ago - Outdoor air pollution was found to cause lung cancer and linked to an ... To contact Bloomberg News staff for this story: Tian Ying in Beijing at ...
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    Air Quality News - Bloomberg
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    Breaking news about Air Quality. Find the latest articles, videos, photos and blogs about Air Quality. ... Citizens Offer Clarity on Beijing's Air Quality.
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    China Says Land the Size of Belgium Too Polluted for ... - Bloomberg
    www.bloomberg.com/news/.../china-says-arable-land-size-of-belgium-to...
    Dec 31, 2013 - In February, Wang's ministry said a five-year, $1 billion soil pollution ... To contact Bloomberg News staff for this story: William Bi in Beijing at ...
  6. China Industrial Plants Breach Emissions Standards ... - Bloomberg
    www.bloomberg.com/news/.../china-industrial-plants-breach-emissions-stan...
    2 days ago - The standard of air quality data monitoring in Beijing, Dongguan, Nanjing ... To contact Bloomberg News staff for this story: Henry Sanderson in ...
  7.  
    China to Monitor Air Pollution Effects in Cities - Bloomberg
    www.bloomberg.com/news/.../china-to-start-monitoring-pollution-effects...
    Oct 29, 2013 - ... of air pollution on the health of people in areas including Beijing and ... deepening of reforms, according to the official Xinhua News Agency.
     
  8. Residents Told to Stay Inside Again, Smog Covers Beijing 
  9. www.bloomberg.com/news/.../beijing-recommends-residents-stay-indoor...
    Jan 30, 2013 - Wang Anshun, Beijing's newly-appointed mayor, said pollution should be ... To contact Bloomberg News staff for this story: Zhang Dingmin in ...
  10.  
    Beijing Air Pollution Tops Hazardous Levels Days ... - Bloomberg
    www.bloomberg.com/news/.../beijing-air-pollution-tops-hazardous-level...
    Feb 28, 2013 - Beijing's air pollution climbed to hazardous levels days before the national ... Bloomberg News staff for this story: Henry Sanderson in Beijing at ..."
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