Photos of China’s Harrowing Pollution Problem, Taken from the SkyPosted: 01/19/2015 9:30 am
While it’s hard not to notice China’s air pollution problem from the ground, it’s an entirely different experience observing the smog from the air. When there are no buildings and limited visibility, the severity of the situation quickly becomes even more apparent.
A reporter with Chinese Business News, and frequent flier, has spent three years compiling aerial photographs taken from the window seat of an airplane. The photos show huge clouds of smog enveloping various cities around China.
Here’s a small collection along with notes about where and when each photo was taken:
Taken on descent into Xi’an on Southern China Airlines flight CZ6469 from Shenyang to Xi’an via Taiyuan on Mar 19, 2014.
If you’d like to see more pictures, here’s another collection from the beginning of last year.
Photos: Shijiazhuang Weiba