The satellite image below was taken on December 7, 2013 and shows smog stretching about 750 miles from Beijing to Shanghai. Clouds or fog are white in the image, while pollution appears as gray swirls, NASA explained.
If car sales were an Olympic sport, then China would take the gold medal.
According to recent data from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, the country sold more than 20 million new cars domestically in 2013, a global sales record that makes the National Automobile Dealers Association's reported 15.5 million new cars sold in the United States in 2013 seem paltry by comparison.
Shanghai authorities ordered schoolchildren indoors and halted all construction Friday as China's financial hub suffered one of its worst bouts of air pollution, bringing visibility down to a few dozen meters, delaying flights and obscuring the city's spectacular skyline.
The financial district was shrouded in a yellow haze, and noticeably fewer people walked the city's streets. Vehicle traffic also was thinner, as authorities pulled 30 percent of government vehicles from the roads. They also banned fireworks and public sporting events.
Thick blankets of smog may have forced schools and airports to close across China, but that doesn't mean air pollution is all that bad -- right? According to the country's state-run media, there are actually some benefits to China's smog.
In an editorial entitled "Five unexpected gains the haze has brought," a CCTV journalist argues that Chinese pollution has some "major benefits" such as making people more united and more humorous, The Telegraph reports.
Let us hope this above quoted story will make more people aware of they way they use there car, leave it whenever u are able to, because China is a bad example for all of us, be aware this is the future if we go on use the car for all movements outside the door!