Beijing is a great city, especially if you want to develop lung cancer thanks to the overwhelming pollution that shrouds the city most days of the year. This mosaic made by resident Zou Yi during a year of photos from the same window is even more powerful than the usual pictures we are used to.

It is not surprising that life expectancy is going down dramatically:

According to Michael Greenstone, a Professor of Environmental Economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), [...] noted life expectancies were about 5.5 years lower in the north, owing to an increased incidence of cardiorespiratory mortality.


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