Chinese Air Pollution Visible From Space

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 50•01 Jan 6, 2014

Highlighting the severity of China’s pollution crisis, NASA published satellite photos showing a thick haze of smog and air pollution spanning 750 miles from Shanghai to Beijing, or about the distance between Boston and Raleigh, NC. What do you think?

  • “I’m glad the crying Native American man from those ’70s ads isn’t in orbit right now to see this.”

    Glen Graham –
    Cartographer

  • “Someone really needs to stop buying so many Chinese-manufactured goods.”

    Helen Choi –
    Waitress

  • “We’re still better at polluting the Gulf of Mexico, though.”

    Antonio Semidi –
    Hydroelectric Dam Worker