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A related news story: China's air pollution is twenty times worse than the WorldHealth Organization recommends. Persistent smog is smothering six northern provinces and even impeding photosynthesis in plants. Experts warn that the pollution will not lift until Thursday. In Beijing particulates rose to 505 μg/m³. WHO recommends a safe level of just 25. The smog has closed schools and airports in Harbin where visibility was reduced to below 50m in some parts of the city. An associate professor at China's Agricultural University said that if current smog levels persist, Chinese agriculture will be exposed to conditions "somewhat similar to nuclear winter".
Before man are life and death, good and evil, whichever he chooses shall be given him--Sirach 15:17