Beijing Sky Turns Apocalyptic-Orange After Being Hit By A Massive Sandstrom

As if the global pandemic wasn't enough, Beijing was just hit by the biggest sandstorm of the past decade.

As if the global pandemic wasn’t enough, Beijing was just hit by the biggest sandstorm of the past decade. Sandstorms are nothing new in this part of Asia and occur regularly in China and Mongolia in March and April. Maybe building cities next to a desert and chopping down all the trees in the area was not the best idea.

Chinese authorities are trying to plant more trees every year to limit the amount of sand that gets swept into Beijing and other cities, but it’s still not enough. Right before the storm blew through the capital and surrounding areas, the air quality has dropped down to the “smog” level, which could potentially be connected to the sandy apocalypse.