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Mar 31, 2014, 03:34 PM
 
BBC - Capital - Return of ‘airpocalypse’: Beijing’s expats flee smog

Wonder what a very good expat salary in Beijing is nowadays.
     
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Mar 31, 2014, 03:44 PM
 
I wonder how it ranks compared to Mexico City.
     
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Mar 31, 2014, 04:00 PM
 
The thread title made me think there was another plane crash.
     
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Mar 31, 2014, 04:01 PM
 
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Apr 1, 2014, 07:27 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
The thread title made me think there was another plane crash.
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Apr 1, 2014, 07:32 AM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
I wonder how it ranks compared to Mexico City.
GIS of 'mexico city pollution' and 'beijing pollution' is interesting. And scary.

Tokyo seems to be up there as well.
     
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Apr 1, 2014, 08:51 AM
 
Pollution in Beijing is so bad it 'snows' big puffy flakes of the crap at night/early morning. It is horrible, spent a month there - it ruined a good camera from dust particles, and I was coughing brown tar for weeks.

Tokyo is like a mountain forest in spring compared to any Chinese city, except for the pungent sewer when it's 94F and 99 % humidity. Odd that it's even mentioned.
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Apr 1, 2014, 02:51 PM
 
Originally Posted by mattyb View Post
Sorry.
No apologies needed whatsoever. That was meant do demonstrate my twisted thought process, not to take you to task.
     
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Apr 1, 2014, 03:53 PM
 
Went to Hong Kong recently, it was nearly as bad there. Seeing what you're breathing really sucks. More and more I think about retiring to NZ.
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Apr 1, 2014, 04:01 PM
 
Originally Posted by Shaddim View Post
More and more I think about retiring to NZ.
Place is overrun with Orcs, though.
     
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Apr 1, 2014, 05:24 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Place is overrun with Orcs, though.
I'm a deadly shot with a set of conkers.
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Apr 2, 2014, 07:32 AM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Place is overrun with Orcs, though.
Don't forget that Godzilla is in that neighbourhood as well.
     
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Apr 2, 2014, 09:23 AM
 
And heh - The Great Eagles are there too, although they were too busy to carry a little hobbit and his stupid ring to a volcano which would've saved him years plus hundreds of thousands if not millions of lives for the effort.
Just saying don't count on them.
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Apr 5, 2014, 07:22 AM
 
It's been a 10 out of 10 on the pollution index in London this week though so it's not all a Far East problem. Saharan dust combined with vehicular pollution. Not sure what 10/10 means in actuality though. 100% pollution? Shouldn't we all be dead? Anyway was fairly unpleasant.
     
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Apr 6, 2014, 08:31 PM
 
Originally Posted by Doc HM View Post
It's been a 10 out of 10 on the pollution index in London this week though so it's not all a Far East problem. Saharan dust combined with vehicular pollution. Not sure what 10/10 means in actuality though. 100% pollution? Shouldn't we all be dead? Anyway was fairly unpleasant.
Well, compared to your UK scale, Beijing was probably Eleventy Billion out of 10.

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