Beijing just issued its first-ever “red-alert” for air pollution. Its air quality is now 10 times worse than the recommended level, leading many parents to keep their kids inside.
In 2014, China was responsible for 27% of the world’s carbon emissions, higher than any other nation, and, according to a recent study by Berkeley Earth, the country’s air pollution kills about 1.6 million people per year.
Story by Ian Phillips and editing by Jeremy Dreyfuss
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