30 Nov '15, 6am

Smog in Northern China climbs to perilous levels on eve of global climate talks https://t.co/gkk5uKeHBy #COP21Paris ht…

Smog in Northern China climbs to perilous levels on eve of global climate talks https://t.co/gkk5uKeHBy #COP21Paris ht…

BEIJING: Northern China choked under some of the worst smog this year on Monday (Nov 30), with levels in Beijing soaring to 22 times healthy limits, triggering the city's second-highest pollution alert on the eve of global climate change talks. Heavy haze blanketed the cities after President Xi Jinping arrived in Paris for the key discussions that will largely focus on China, the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases. Concentration of PM2.5, tiny airborne particles which embed deeply in the lungs, reached over 560 micrograms per cubic metre in the capital, according to the US embassy - well over the recommended maximum of 25 micrograms. Residential blocks are seen covered in smog in Lianyungang, eastern China's Jiangsu province on Nov 30, 2015. (Photo: AFP) Levels in several cities in neighbouring Hebei province were also well above 500, official figures showed, more...

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