Pollution soars in Northern China in February

Those targets have always been cosmetic. The leadership needs to show its people and the international community that they are serious about doing something – whatever. So grandiose plans are presented – virtue signaling. And then those goals go where they always belonged – to the dust. It’s a huge damn cheat, and we lap it up like ice cream on a hot summer day.

Air pollution in 39 smog-prone northern Chinese cities soared in February, making it increasingly unlikely they will meet their annual winter air quality targets, Reuters analysis of official data showed.

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