Airpocalypse in Pictures

by Jillian Kay Melchior

Yesterday, I had a piece on the homepage about the dirty reality of China’s economic miracle, noting the differences between the abject state of its environment and the gushing praise for the Communist government’s energy policies you hear from New York Times columnist Tom Friedman. Today, a friend sends along some photos from smoggy Beijing, which has had particularly awful air quality of late. See for yourself what Friedman won’t: