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Posted by on Jan 30, 2018 in Agriculture, Climate Change & The Environment, China, Featured |

5 Years After the Airpocalypse: Reviewing Chinese Environmental Policy Since 2013

5 Years After the Airpocalypse: Reviewing Chinese Environmental Policy Since 2013

The beginning of 2013 marked the apex of China’s environmental problem. The government began publishing official AQI readings, making pollution a measurable, and thus effectively irrefutable phenomenon. In mid-January, smog choked the major cities of Beijing and Tianjin, as AQI readings soared literally off the charts. Beijing’s “Airpocalypse” reached extremes that scales were unable to measure, resulting in school closures and flight cancellations. It was reported that the air in the city was worse than that of an airport smoking lounge.

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