Chip Jacobs and William J. Kelly at the South Pasadena Public Library

Chip Jacobs and William J. Kelly present and sign The People's Republic of Chemicals at the South Pasadena Public Library

South Pasadena Public Library

1100 Oxley Street, South Pasadena, CA 91030

Investigative journalist Chip Jacobs and air pollution expert William J. Kelly follow up their successful Smogtown with this deep look at the smog crisis in China. Based on extensive interviews and years of research, Jacobs and Kelly once again expose the complacency that often accompanies the smoggiest cities. At once a look at how those shocking photos we’ve all seen actually come to be and an indictment of slow-acting and seemingly uncaring governments that allow air pollution to get so far out of hand, The People's Republic of Chemicals is sure to ruffle some feathers — and help bring about long overdue change.