Instagrams Of Beijing’s Smog Are A Glimpse Into Our Future Hell-World
Chinese citizens share their day-to-day lives under one of the most serious pollution warnings ever issued
Heading to Beijing soon? Pack your gas mask. The Chinese capital has been on Red Alert since Monday, after dangerous levels of pollution have covered the city in a foul layer of that infamous Beijing smog.
Locals and visitors have taken to social media in an effort to raise awareness for just how hazardous conditions truly are. #Airpocalypse has emerged as one of the most popular hashtags, followed by #BeijingSmog and #BeijingPollution. While this incident might seem isolated, these images present a haunting glimpse into what Los Angeles, Singapore and New Delhi may experience if carbon emissions continue to flow into the atmosphere.
in a scale from 0 to 500, the #pollution index in #Beijing today was beyond the 500 (hazardous level, 10x higher than the healthy mark). I guess the so-called progress has failed us #airpocalypse #beijingpollution /// numa escala de 0 a 500, o índice de poluição em Beijing hoje passou dos 500 (nível perigoso, 10x acima da marca saudável). parece que o chamado progresso não deu certo, não, pessoal. A photo posted by ana caselatto (@anacaselatto) on
Fight against smog in Beijing! #beijing #beijingair #smog #beijingsmog #airquality A photo posted by Zhang Haizhou (@nobitahaizhou) on
— Locksley (@locksleynet) December 8, 2015
The result of 35 years of breakneck economic growth #airpocalypse #externalities A photo posted by adamcentury (@adamcentury) on
When you can stare straight at the sun on a non-cloudy day, you know you probably shouldn’t be outside, and the authorities agree. China’s first ever Red Alert Smog Advisory has been issued as pollutant levels go off the charts for the 3rd time in the past week. Welcome to the “Airpocalypse”. #redalert #beijing #smog #nofilter #cantbreathe #china #airpocalypse
A photo posted by Matthew Del Bel Belluz (@matthewdelbelbelluz) on
Stay indoors, friends in Beijing!! #Beijing #beijingpollution #baconthewhitefrenchie A photo posted by Jessica Lee (@jessi0519) on