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Chinese Pollution- Years of Photos Comparing Daily Pollution in China


Here is proof of how badly China is ruining our environment. The photos are taken at the same time of day and show the dramatic difference in a  ‘sunny day’ and typical day in China. You can figure out the date of the photo by looking at the name, using ‘010620102836’ as an example. 01- is the day 06- is the month and -2010 is the date, the rest must be a time stamp
’01 first day 06 June 2010 year 2010 2836
I will be filling in the gaps as I have been taking these pics non stop for over two years now

I wil just dump all my pollution pics here ( I should have over 700 or so)

Here is an example of a typical day in China where the ppm pollution is over 400 or deadly, and a day in which the pollution is only mildly cancerous

Beijing Smog Pics

Posted by wtdevflnt on August 20, 2011

These are photos I take at the same time each day to show the ill effects of pollution in Beijing China. I do not retouch these photos and use my Nokia E71 phone cam.

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Beijing Smog Watch

Posted by wtdevflnt on August 20, 2011

These are photos I take at the same time each day to show the ill effects of pollution in Beijing China. I do not retouch these photos and use my Nokia E71 phone cam.

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Beijing Smog Pictures

Posted by wtdevflnt on August 20, 2011

These are photos I take at the same time each day to show the ill effects of pollution in Beijing China. I do not retouch these photos and use my Nokia E71 phone cam.

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Beijing Smog Photos

Posted by wtdevflnt on August 20, 2011

These are photos I take at the same time each day to show the ill effects of pollution in Beijing China. I do not retouch these photos and use my Nokia E71 phone cam.

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Beijing Smog Photos

Posted by wtdevflnt on August 20, 2011

These are photos I take at the same time each day to show the ill effects of pollution in Beijing China. I do not retouch these photos and use my Nokia E71 phone cam.

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Beijing Smog Pics

Posted by wtdevflnt on August 20, 2011

These are photos I take at the same time each day to show the ill effects of pollution in Beijing China. I do not retouch these photos and use my Nokia E71 phone cam.

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Beijing Smog Pictures

Posted by wtdevflnt on August 20, 2011

These are photos I take at the same time each day to show the ill effects of pollution in Beijing China. I do not retouch these photos and use my Nokia E71 phone cam.

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Beijing Pollution Photos for October of 2010

Posted by wtdevflnt on August 20, 2011

These are photos I take at the same time each day to show the ill effects of pollution in Beijing China. I do not retouch these photos and use my Nokia E71 phone cam.

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Beijing Smog Comparing Days

Posted by wtdevflnt on July 29, 2011

beijing air pollutionThis photo is from July and was an example of a horribly polluted Beijing day. The pollution rating was off the charts. The photo below is for purposes of comparison and shows a relatively normal day…

beijing smog pic

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Posted by wtdevflnt on July 29, 2011

beijing pollution

China air pollution

china smog pics

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Beijing Smog Pictures for December of 2010

Posted by wtdevflnt on July 23, 2011

These are photos I take at the same time each day to show the ill effects of pollution in Beijing China. I do not retouch these photos and use my Nokia E71 phone cam. If you go to this site, I am compiling all of my Beijing smog pics into one page so you too can experience the lung clogging loveliness created by uncle c and those who send their future disappointments overseas…

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More Pollution Photos From China

Posted by wtdevflnt on July 19, 2011

I just posted November pollution pics at this site. I still have a couple hundred photos to go and when I am done should have about 18 months worth of photos. It’s pretty interesting to see the daily changes.

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New China Smog Pics

Posted by wtdevflnt on July 19, 2011

I just added October 2010 Beijing smog pics here. I can’t find September now but will do so and add them. I actually have photos for each day until today and will add them in the following weeks. Go to http://www.topchinablog.com or

Check the link here   

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Last Week Pollution in Beijing was Off the Charts- Beijing Pollution Index

Posted by wtdevflnt on June 19, 2011

New from here. The story below speaks to the fact that China uses coal as a primary fuel source and it is one of the most filthy forms of power generation. The result is horrible levels of pollution that have left Beijing skies polluted an yours truly horribly ill. As I now am clearing the hump and getting better, I have resigned myself to wearing a mask both in and out of doors as well as to bed. The pollution has gotten so bad that it creeps into the offices giving them a hazy glow…

excerpt from here

By Wednesday morning, the US Embassy’s online air pollution monitor classed the level of particulate matter as “very unhealthy” as concentrations had reached many times the level above which bad health effects start to be seen.

After several more days with bad smog, the pollution index remained at “very unhealthy” yesterday evening.

Air pollution can aggravate conditions such as asthma, cause short-term illnesses such as bronchitis, and has been linked to lung cancer and heart disease

continue here

http://www.thenational.ae/news/worldwide/asia-pacific/china-gasps-in-pursuit-of-electricity

Photo of Pollution in Beijing China

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Photo of China’s Scary Pollution

Posted by wtdevflnt on June 12, 2011

Take a look at the ‘sky’, it is nothing more than a gray cloud. This is the effect of China’s rise and continued lack of concern for the environment. Living here I usually get 3 to 4 sinuses infections per year, I am on a 9 day bout of one as we speak. The place is so polluted that walking around feels like you are sucking on a stogie. Its too bad, for when there are blue sky days here, it is magnificent.

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Pollution Watch in China- Daily Photos of Beijing Air Pollution for August 2010

Posted by wtdevflnt on April 20, 2011

Here are photos of the pollution in Beijing. The shots are taken around the same time of day so they are a good apples-to-apples comparison. I have read that in five years China wants to have 80% blue sky days. If you look at the photos below you will see that achieving such a feat will be a tall order. By my unofficial reckoning and being as liberal as possible, over the past year China has at least 65% gray sky horrible days. I’ve been taking these shots for about a year now and have lost some but will look for them. In any event, These are the pics I have for August. Also, I do not touch up nor alter the photos, they are like my blog, what you see is what you get (I use my nokia to take the shots). The gray in the photos is not fog, but pollution. A few photos may have cloud cover, but if you mouse over or click on them, you can see for yourself.

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What the Worst Pollution in the World Looks Like-Beijing’s Pollution “Beyond” Index

Posted by wtdevflnt on February 23, 2011

The US embassy had this to say about the pollution in China “The independent assessment by the embassy said pollution was either hazardous or “beyond index,” meaning that air quality had plunged below the worst level on the scale.”Lately I have smelled a mixture of some toxing and metals in the air but could not identify it. Whatever the case, i have taken quite a few photos to show you what it means to have polllution so bad that it is “Beyond measure.”

When you look at the photos, remember that it is not fog that is obscuring the sky but pollution…. this place is crazy

excerpt from here:

“The Beijing Environmental Bureau said air quality in most of the city was at level five — the worst rating. “Obviously elderly people and children should not go outside,” an official at the bureau who refused to identify herself told AFP.Particulate pollution, rising temperatures and a lack of wind caused the stifling smog, which reduced visibility in parts of the city to just 200 metres (yards), the Beijing weather bureau said in a report.”

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Beijing Pollution Watch, July 27 -31, 2010, Pollution in China

Posted by wtdevflnt on October 17, 2010

This is my attempt to show the effects of pollution in the Beijing air. I have been taking these photos since the beginning of the year and try to show how the smog denigrates the air on a daily basis. I try to take the photos at the same time of day, and from the same window. These shots are taken facing west and a little south. I use my cell phone cam, its a 3.2 mp, Nokia e-71. I dont retouch the photos, merely take them and then upload them. You can go through the blog to compare the various days and see the difference in the level of smog.

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Beijing Smog Watch July 22-26, 2010- Pollution in China

Posted by wtdevflnt on October 17, 2010

This is my attempt to show the effects of pollution in the Beijing air. I have been taking these photos since the beginning of the year and try to show how the smog denigrates the air on a daily basis. I try to take the photos at the same time of day. These shots are taken facing west and a little south. I use my cell phone cam, its a 3.2 mp, Nokia e-71. I dont retouch the photos, merely take them and then upload them. You can go through the blog to compare the various days and see the difference in the level of smog.

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Beijing Smog Watch July 15-21, 2010- Pollution in China.

Posted by wtdevflnt on October 17, 2010

This is my attempt to show the effects of pollution in the Beijing air. I have been taking these photos since the beginning of the year and try to show how the smog denigrates the air on a daily basis. I try to take the photos at the same time of day. These shots are taken facing west and a little south. I use my cell phone cam, its a 3.2 mp, Nokia e-71. I dont retouch the photos, merely take them and then upload them. You can go through the blog to compare the various days and see the difference in the level of smog. Typically in Beijing the pollution is much worse in the summer. I am late on uploading these photos but will probably upload quite a few in the following days.

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Beijing Smog Watch July 14, 2010- Pollution in China

Posted by wtdevflnt on September 3, 2010

This is my attempt to show the effects of pollution in the Beijing air. I have been taking these photos since the beginning of the year and try to show how the smog denigrates the air on a daily basis. I try to take the photos at the same time of day. These shots are taken facing west and a little south. I use my cell phone cam, its a 3.2 mp, Nokia e-71. I dont retouch the photos, merely take them and then upload them. You can go through the blog to compare the various days and see the difference in the level of smog. This day was pretty rank. At times in Beijing, the visibility will be less than 3/4 of a mile , due to pollution.

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Beijing Smog Watch July 13, 2010- Pollution in China

Posted by wtdevflnt on August 29, 2010

This is my attempt to show the effects of pollution in the Beijing air. I have been taking these photos since the beginning of the year and try to show how the smog denigrates the air on a daily basis. I try to take the photos at the same time of day. These shots are taken facing west and a little south. I use my cell phone cam, its a 3.2 mp, Nokia e-71. I dont retouch the photos, merely take them and then upload them.

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Beijing Pollution Watch- Daily Smog Photos July 7-12, 2010- Pollution in China

Posted by wtdevflnt on August 2, 2010

This is my attempt to show the effects of pollution in the Beijing air. I try to take the photos at the same time of day. These shots are taken facing west and a little south.  I use my cell phone cam, its a 3.2 mp, Nokia e-71

July 7, 2010

July 8, 2010

July 9, 2010

July 10,2010

July 11, 2010

July 12, 2010

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Beijing Smog Pictures- July 3-6, 2010 -Pollution in China

Posted by wtdevflnt on August 2, 2010

This is my attempt to show the effects of pollution in the Beijing air. I try to take the photos at the same time of day. These shots are taken facing west and a little south.  I use my cell phone cam, its a 3.2 mp, Nokia e-71.

July 3, 2010

July 4, 2010

July 5, 2010

July 6, 2010

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Beijing Smog Watch, Daily Pics- June 29- July 2, 2010- Pollution in China

Posted by wtdevflnt on July 23, 2010

This is my attempt to show the effects of pollution in the Beijing air. I try to take the photos at the same time of day. These shots are taken facing west and a little south.  I use my cell phone cam, its a 3.2 mp, Nokia e-71.

July 2, 2010

July 1, 2010

June 30, 2010

June 29, 2010

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Beijing Smog Pics- June 22-23, 26-28- Pollution in China

Posted by wtdevflnt on July 20, 2010

Here is my attempt to show you, on a daily basis, how the smog or pollution effects the Beijing skyline. I try to take the photos at the same time and the weekday photos are taken around 830 am, and those on the weekends around 11 am or so. The photos are taken with my Nokia e-71 phone.

June 28, 2010

June 27, 2010

June 26, 2010

June 23, 2010

June 22, 2010

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Beijing Smog Alert June 20-21, 2010- Pollution in China

Posted by wtdevflnt on July 19, 2010

Here is my attempt to chronicle the pollution in the Beijing sky. I try to take the photo at approximately the same time each day.

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Beijing Smog Watch June 16-19, 2010-Pollution in China

Posted by wtdevflnt on July 13, 2010

This is my attempt to take a photo of the Beijing skyline each day so that you can gauge the amount of air pollution. The following are photos taken from four different days.

June 16, 2010

June 17, 2010

June 18, 2010

June 19, 2010

Beijing Smog, June 15, 2010- Pollution in China

Posted by wtdevflnt on July 5, 2010

This is my attempt to take a photo of the Beijing skyline each day so that you can gauge the amount of air pollution.

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Beijing Smog- Pollution in China, June 14, 2010

Posted by wtdevflnt on July 5, 2010

This is my attempt to take a photo of the Beijing skyline each day so that you can gauge the amount of air pollution.

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Beijing Smog Watch June 13, 2010

Posted by wtdevflnt on July 5, 2010

This is my attempt to take a photo of the Beijing skyline each day so that you can gauge the amount of air pollution.

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Beijing Smog Watch, June 12, 2010

Posted by wtdevflnt on July 5, 2010

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Beijing Smog Watch, June 11, 2010

Posted by wtdevflnt on July 5, 2010

This is my attempt to take a photo of the Beijing skyline each day so that you can gauge the amount of air pollution.

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Beijing Smog Watch- June 10, 2010

Posted by wtdevflnt on July 5, 2010

This is my attempt to take a photo of the Beijing skyline each day so that you can gauge the amount of air pollution.

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Beijing Smog Watch, June 9, 2010- Pollution in China

Posted by wtdevflnt on June 9, 2010

Each day I try to take a photo of the Beijing skyline to give you a pictorial representation of the problem with pollution we have.

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Beijing Smog Watch, June 8, 2010

Posted by wtdevflnt on June 9, 2010

Each day I try to take a photo of the Beijing skyline to give you a pictorial representation of the problem with pollution we have.

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Beijing Smog Watch, June 7, 2010- Pollution in China

Posted by wtdevflnt on June 9, 2010

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Beijing Smog Watch, June 6, 2010- Pollution in China

Posted by wtdevflnt on June 9, 2010

Each day I try to take a photo of the Beijing skyline to give you a pictorial representation of the problem with pollution we have.  had to take this from the ground level.

Beijing Smog Watch, June 5, 2010-China Pollution

Posted by wtdevflnt on June 9, 2010

Each day I try to take a photo of the Beijing skyline to give you a pictorial representation of the problem with pollution we have

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Beijing Smog Watch, June 4, 2010- Pollution in China

Posted by wtdevflnt on June 9, 2010

Each day I try to take a photo of the Beijing skyline to give you a pictorial representation of the problem with pollution we have here.

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Beijing Smog Watch, June 3, 2010, Pollution in China

Posted by wtdevflnt on June 3, 2010

My attempt at showing you Beijing’s smog on a day-to-day basis. I try to take the photos at the same time each day and it has the same background for reference.

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Beijing Smog Watch, June 2, 2010, Pollution in China

Posted by wtdevflnt on June 3, 2010

My attempt at showing you Beijing’s smog on a day-to-day basis. I try to take the photos at the same time each day and it has the same background for reference.

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Beijing Smog Watch, June 1, 2010- Pollution in China

Posted by wtdevflnt on June 3, 2010

My attempt at showing you Beijing’s smog on a day-to-day basis. I try to take the photos at the same time each day and it has the same background for reference.

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Beijing Smog Watch May 31, 2010, Pollution in China

Posted by wtdevflnt on June 3, 2010

My attempt at showing you Beijing’s smog on a day-to-day basis. I try to take the photos at the same time each day and it has the same background for reference.

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Beijing Smog Watch May 30, 2010, Pollution in China

Posted by wtdevflnt on June 3, 2010

My attempt at showing you Beijing’s smog on a day-to-day basis. I try to take the photos at the same time each day and it has the same background for reference.

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Brijing Smog Watch, May 28, 2010, Smog in China

Posted by wtdevflnt on June 3, 2010

My attempt at showing you Beijing’s smog on a day-to-day basis. I try to take the photos at the same time each day and it has the same background for reference.

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Beijing Smog Watch, May 27, 2010, Smog in China

Posted by wtdevflnt on June 3, 2010

My attempt at showing you Beijing’s smog on a day-to-day basis. I try to take the photos at the same time each day and it has the same background for reference.

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Beijing Smog Watch, May 26, 2010

Posted by wtdevflnt on June 3, 2010

My attempt at showing you Beijing’s smog on a day-to-day basis. I try to take the photos at the same time each day and it has the same background for reference.

My attempt at showing you Beijing’s smog on a day-to-day basis. I try to take the photos at the same time each day.

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Beijing Smog Alert Day 10 (May 24, 2010) Pollution in China

Posted by wtdevflnt on May 26, 2010

Each day I try to take a photo of the skyline to show how the pollution is here in China.

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Beijing Smog Check Day 9 (May 24, 2010)-China Smog

Posted by wtdevflnt on May 24, 2010

Another shot of the skyline, you can search for others to see the effects of pollution in Bejing.

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Beijing Smog Alert Day 8, (May 23)- Smog in China

Posted by wtdevflnt on May 23, 2010

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Beijing Smog Watch, Day 7 (May 21, 2010)

Posted by wtdevflnt on May 23, 2010

This is a day-to-day look at the Beijing skyline so that you can see the effects of pollution.

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Beijing Smog Check Day 6 (May 21,2010) Smog in China

Posted by wtdevflnt on May 22, 2010

Sorry for the late upload. This is my daily effort to post a photo of the smog in China, or Beijing on a day-to-day basis. I try to take the pic at the same time each day.

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Beijing Smog Watch- Daily Pics Day 6, (May 20, 2010)

Posted by wtdevflnt on May 20, 2010

Here is today’s photo of the Beijing skyline, you can compare to others to see how bad the smog is.

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Beijing Smog Watch, Day 5 (May 19, 2010)

Posted by wtdevflnt on May 19, 2010

This is my on-going attempt to show you how pollution is effecting the Beijing skyline. I will try to take a photo a day at roughly the same time each day.

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Beijing Smog Check Day 4 (May 18, 2010)

Posted by wtdevflnt on May 18, 2010

Every day I will try to take a photo of the Beijing skyline so that you can get an idea of how the smog is here. I try to take the photo at the same time each day.

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Beijing Smog Watch, (day 3) May 17, 2010

Posted by wtdevflnt on May 17, 2010

This is my attempt to take a photo of the same spot everyday, to show the effects of smog on the Beijing skyline.

This is day 2 of the smog check. I will try to take a photo per day of the same spot, so that you can see the effects of Beijing smog, and compare for yourself.

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Beijing May 15 Smog Check (Day 1)

Posted by wtdevflnt on May 15, 2010

This is Beijing on May 15, I will try to take a photo per day of the same spot here in Beijing, so that you can see the highs and lows of Beijing’s smog and compare for yourself.

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