He Dongxian, Assoc. Prof. at China Agricultural University: “Almost every farm is caught in a smog panic.” The smog is blocking photosynthesis resulting in poor seedling quality which will have a severe effect on agricultural output this year.
Scientists liken Chinese smog to ‘nuclear winter’
Air pollution in parts of China is now so extreme it could lead to conditions similar to a “nuclear winter,” scientists say. The smog that covers the country has become so thick it is impeding photosynthesis, potentially disrupting China’s food supply. …read more