Beyond Index

I know I’ve posted about Beijing’s air quality before, but I can’t help draw attention back to it when the AQI (Air quality index) almost reaches 600. Let’s review. The AQI is an indicator of air quality whose ratings are based on their adverse effects on health and the environment. Its highest rating is 500 … Continue reading

Crazy bad pollution

One of my favorite things about gmail is its assortment of themes. Being rather obsessed with the weather I chose the “tree” theme, which mimics the weather in your city. For Beijing weather, “tree” not only shows when it’s raining, sunny, snowing, etc., it also displays pollution. Today’s pollution is bad. Very, very bad. To … Continue reading