This is Not from the Remake of BladeRunner
January 21, 2013
You probably have seen the extreme smog in Beijing, so bad that you can observe it from space. But this shot blew my mind just because it looks like a frame from Blade Runner. So awesome—if you don’t live there. [Twitter]
A little reminder. Pollution doesn’t get cleaned up because the powerful exercise their benificent magnanimity and support the common good.
It happens because people exert pressure on their leaders to change. The darkness in this picture tells you as much about China’s human rights as its industrial growth.