China’s air pollution remains a major issue in the country, posing a significant threat to Chinese public health.
According to Shanghaiist, eastern China was heavily covered in a thick layer of smog and fog on Wednesday, prompting authorities to warn residents to stay indoors. In some areas, roads were closed and flights were even cancelled.
Interestingly, however, images have recently emerged online showing a different perspective of the thick smog from above the city of Nanjing.
Through the gray clouds, the city’s skyscrapers emerge in breathtaking imagery captured by drone.
The smog is too thick that it even engulfed the traffic below.
The view also captured the nearby city of Suzhou.
NGO Greenpeace East Asia found earlier this year that concentrations of PM 2.5 — the smallest polluting particles which pose the greatest health risks — were 54% lower in the Chinese capital of Beijing during the fourth quarter of 2017 than during the same period of 2016.
Featured images via China News