What are we doing to our shiny blue sphere?

Shanghai street today

Shanghai street today

“BEIJING — One Friday more than two years ago, an air-quality monitoring device atop the United States Embassy in Beijing recorded data so horrifying that someone in the embassy called the level of pollution “Crazy Bad” in an infamous Twitter post. That day the Air Quality Index, which uses standards set by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, had crept above 500, which was supposed to be the top of the scale.” From a New York Times article two days ago.

It is almost the same in Shanghai and so many other cities around the globe and yet, most of us keep on racing to cut more trees, give more work to factories, drive more cars, and not really think twice about any of this.

Sometimes we look outside in Shanghai and the air looks like a murky green soup, will this process ever reverse itself?