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February 11, 2013

Chinese New Year: Where There’s Smoke

How do you know when you’re really feeling climate anxiety? When you find yourself trying to guess how much haze in each Chinese New Year celebration photo is coming from the fireworks.

(photo: Carlos Barria/Reuters caption: A man watches as fireworks light up the skyline of Shanghai in celebration of Chinese New Year in Shanghai early February 10, 2013. The Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, begins on February 10 and marks the start of the Year of the Snake, according to the Chinese zodiac.)

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