Beijing’s Pollution, Seen From Space in Before and After Photos

Beijing’s Pollution, Seen From Space in Before and After Photos

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The stifling pollution in Beijing is being called “airpocalypse” by some. According to an air monitoring station located at the U.S. Embassy there, particulate pollution was literally off the charts — with readings well into the 700s on a 0-500 scale.

To see how the pollution over much of China increased from Jan. 3 to Jan. 14, check out these images taken from space 11 days apart.

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