In Shanghai, a new animated mascot tries to make the whole smog thing a little more palatable. When the air is clear, she’s green and smiley. When air pollution is at its worst, she cries. Guess what she’s doing right now?
As Shanghaiist points out, you have to wonder how the mascot would have reacted to Beijing’s smog levels last week, which exceeded the highest Air Quality Index (AQI) level listed on the chart above.