People wear masks to go outside, because the pollution is so bad. Sunday was the third day that air pollution in the city has reached dangerous levels. The public was advised to stay indoors and to avoid strenuous exercise. Kids couldn't play in the parks, runners couldn't breathe when they tried running. This is serious and this pollution also travels around the world, which is another reason WHY we should care. China needs its own EPA and pollution controls.
|Heavy fog envelops Beijing on Sunday morning and the municipal meteorological station |
issues the city's first orange fog warning. [Photo/Xinhua]
THE BOTTOM LINE FOR THE U.S. IN THIS: Politicians that support the Tea Party and Republicans who want to do away with the U.S. EPA are dangerous. The horrendous air quality that Beijing has is a result of having no "EPA" there to regulate pollution and develop pollution controls. The Tea Party has indicated they want to abolish the U.S. EPA. If that happens, this is what we'll get. Vote Smart.