Blue is no more. The vast thick gray sticking beyond our cities overshadows everyone’s heart. We fly a kite, and we cannot see it soaring, but devoured by the smoggy ambience.
What’s in the air? Emitted by tens of millions of vehicles are a mixture of gases and particles. The sun shines upon them; the ultraviolet rays and high energy photons catalyzes the chemical reactions among them, creating new poison. The loop never stops.
Whenever I seek for a joyride on my bike, or a brief hike on the suburbs, I think of the above question. Air quality is becoming a new weather standard, influencing the daily decisions of Chinese populace. 1.3 billions of people’s health depends on the color above the horizon.
Breathe China with me, and take care of your health.