The latest fear-mongering study about pollution in China has arrived, and it's frightening. According to a new paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, bad air in China is blowing across the Pacific and polluting the West Coast. Scary!
Well, not really. It's hardly a surprise that dirty air from China could become dirty air in the United States. After all, global wind patterns are kind of a thing. With the Pacific jet streams flowing directly from China to the West Coast, it seems obvious that some of the nasty particles being burped up by manufacturing plants there would end up hovering over Los Angeles and environs.