China's growing environmental problems aren't getting any better soon. The air in Beijing is horrific right now. It might even be inhibiting plant growth.
"She [researcher He Dongxian] warned that the toxic smog is hindering photosynthesis of plants and that if it lingers much longer, it could affect food production, according to The Guardian.Add to that the previous report that I wrote about not long ago that , stating that a large percentage of fields are so contaminated by pollutants that they can't grow crops, and we are talking some serious badness here, folks.
Dongxian demonstrated recently that seedlings in Beijing were taking over twice as long to grow as those in a lab."
The kind of badness that can lead to unrest... or worse. Even though apparently the Chinese are blocking comments about the air quality on their version of twitter.