Unusually bad air pollution in Beijing over the weekend has led to something else that can be hard to find in China: a flood of muscular criticism and damning information from the country’s state-run media.

Pollution readings in China’s capital hit severe levels on Saturday night – eventually prompting the city to issue its first-ever “orange” fog warning due to deeply diminished visibility and to institute of number of emergency measures to cope with some Beijing expatriates have taken to calling the “airpocalypse.”