Eastern China Being Inundated by Thick Smog (image) NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Share Print E-Mail Caption On Dec. 7, 2015, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of eastern China being inundated by thick smog, seen in gray. The previous day in Beijing, the Chinese government issued a first-ever "red alert" for the city, which resulted in school and factory closures and the forcing of motorists from the roads. The new NASA study argues that smog and other aerosols and climate drivers do not necessarily behave like carbon dioxide, which is uniformly spread throughout the globe and produces a consistent temperature response; rather, each climate driver has a particular set of conditions that affects the temperature response of Earth. Credit Credits: NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response. Image cropping by Adam Voiland Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.