Blue Sky Olympics

I’m on deadline today and tomorrow, so – barring a self-destructive blogging indulgence – I won’t be posting again until the weekend. For now, allow me to recommend Caijing‘s superb feature on the ongoing effort to clean-up Beijing’s air in advance of 8-8-8, “Beijing Battles for a Blue-Sky Olympics.” This is the best accumulation of Beijing air quality data and analysis that I’ve read, including the heretofore unknown (to me) revelation that Beijing’s air quality index measured 88 … on August 8, this year. Go figure.

[For those not familiar with the phenomenon: 8 is a lucky number in China.]