Sunday, November 26, 2006

Olympic Forecast?

Grim. This is the 2nd article this month from Time's Simon Elegant on the problems that the Beijing bad air quality poses to its citizens killing at least 1000 Chinese a day. A miracle is needed if the 2008 Olympics are to be held there. What to do?

Is Beijing clean enough to host an Olympics? Last week cast some serious doubts. In one 24-hour period, the city was enveloped by a dense, dirty gray fog and the air-pollution index hit 414 on a scale that tops out at 500. Authorities consider that level "heavily polluted" and recommended that citizens "avoid outdoor activities." The fog was so thick that municipal officials closed one of the city's main highways and scores of flights into the capital were delayed. (more)

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