Undertoad Sunday Mar 24 08:20 PM
2/24: Beijing dust storm
Nothing But Net Sunday Mar 24 08:53 PM
Secondhand smoke, my ass...
blase Monday Mar 25 12:48 AM
Undertoad Monday Mar 25 09:28 AM
Blarg. I'm gonna edit that.
dave Monday Mar 25 09:52 AM
I came her last night to test out a new box and caught up on the Cellar at the same time. I saw that, and I was about to click reply to say "Tony, you dork." But then I saw blase's post, and I try not to do "yeah!" or "me too!" posts too often, so I just kept my mouf shut.
chrisinhouston Tuesday Mar 26 08:54 AM
Beijing has had this problem for ages, it isn't just a recent one. My father lived there as a child when my grandfather was Postal Commissioner (1921-1926). The dust storms are more common in the winter when dry dusty winds whip down from as far as the Gobi Desert. In my father's memoirs he writes how they had huge dust strorms each winter and had to keep the windows shut with rags packed around the cracks to keep the fine yellow dust from getting on everything. Another problem is that to this day, many heating systems still use anthrocite coal which adds to the polution.