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5 hours ago, YetAnother said:

he needs a special mask; one where it is difficult for him to talk

or breath?

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4 hours ago, Hayduke said:

Determined to restore health and happiness to the people…Uncle Number One investigates reports that the smog is caused by dust released into the air from unwashed socks…

 

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not true.....instead of  punching folk hes resorting to ripping off their  legs now😨😨

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3 hours ago, Ossy said:

Hey, bluesofa, have you spelt misspelt correctly? I was thinking it should be 2 separate words, miss-spelt. Just a minute, I'll check. Yes, you're right . . . I think they changed it just recently 🙂

 

How about Gen. Prayuth, BSc mistargets pollution causes? No, that should be miss-targets, but he's definitely miss-taken, though.

Cupid Stunt

 

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5 minutes ago, spidermike007 said:

 

Yes. There is alot of scientific data on this subject.

 

We know that long-term exposure to nitric oxide can significantly increase the risk of respiratory problems, and so these emissions have been regulated for some time. The fine particulate matter (PM) that diesel engines produce also causes cancer and can have acute respiratory effects. Particulate filters in car exhausts can reduce PM emissions by more than 90%, but they require good operating conditions and regular maintenance. They can also produce more nitrogen dioxide, making diesel one of the main sources of this toxic gas.

 

https://www.theengineer.co.uk/fact-check-are-diesel-cars-really-more-polluting-than-petrol-cars/

 

The real issue is twofold. While diesel motors are very efficient on the highway, at low RPM, they produce alot of noxious fumes in an urban environment. And second, it is about maintenance. The oil in a diesel vehicle becomes black very quickly, and that leads to more emissions. Many here are not exactly famous for their willingness to maintain their vehicles, and keep them up. Without regularly changed oil, and maintenance, a diesel vehicle quickly becomes very toxic to the environment. This is science. It has nothing to do with fashion, or your concept of PC, nor your denial, or defense of diesel. Facts are facts, regardless of what Rudy says.  

 

And we have little control over the world's cruise ships. Fortunately, they do not operate in metro Bangkok or Chiang Mai, do they? 

 

 

How do your diesel fine particle emissions compare to a simple candle ?

[If you want to talk Science !]

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Electric cars with batteries. I like it a lot.

Cost of assembling an engine with all its parts as compared to an electric motor with batteries wouldn't be that much different. 

 

I think the deals behind closed doors are the problem. 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Jimdandy said:

How about instead of sticking a building in every open lot create green spaces.

"green spaces" doesn't generate money, buildings does.

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15 minutes ago, kannot said:

What exactly is the problem with Diesel cars ?

... any science behind it ??? Or just a world wide agenda by some financial interests ???

Yes, the science of politics and money. When Diesel first invented his engine which is what cars were originally designed to run on there was no concern about pollution. Today there are millions of diesel engines. Notice I didn't say cars. I had an opportunity to go aboard a WWII German submarine moored in Long Beach, California about 20 years ago. After 20 minutes I had a headache and could not breathe. Diesel engines are their own special kind of poison.

 

Diesels came after steam in the maritime industry, now there is an interest in nuclear power for ships. Diesel advancements did not keep up with other internal combustion engines. It is some nasty foul stuff.

 

If you're looking for evidenced based results. set up a table onside the road next to a truck yard let truck pass all day then eat the food while you continue to breathe that poison.

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2 minutes ago, Vacuum said:

"green spaces" doesn't generate money, buildings does.

Exactly, in the short term. in the long term if you cannot keep tenants it's a loss for everybody.

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2 hours ago, Jimdandy said:

No need, drones will do that job. The US has already been doing the 'beta testing' in the Middle East.

Meaning drone have electric motors for the most part already.

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Want to be really future thinking.. Drop the import tax on electric vehicles.. Totally.. 

 

Watch a huge boom in car sales, infrastructure, clean tech, while at the same time upgrading the country and image on the roads.. And getting clean air. 

 

 

 

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Ban diesel cars? He's a fool if he does not know many cars are no euro 5 compliant and have lower emissions than petrol cars (especially CO).

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2 hours ago, Batboy said:

They need to start by having regular vehicles inspections for exhaust emissions that are compounding the issues of dangerous gases /vehicle smog in cities like in Bangkok. We have the the equipment available here now in Bangkok that cleans the carbon from vehicle engines and exhaust systems using Hydrogen Gas. After cleaning the engine the dangerous gas emission from the exhaust are greatly reduced. If the Government are serious, then they need to start looking at other solutions like this. The more cleaning stations we have around Bangkok the quicker the vehicle smog can start to be reduced. www.crventureshho.com

Agree. I think it needs to be surprise checks. Although I have no proof, I think a lot of these use illegal ‘ home made fuel. If they know when it’s going to be tested, they could then just run normal fuel for a week beforehand and pass. 

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Give credit where it's due - these are all the right steps, if the government actually follows through. In particular recognizing the independent drivers of the most polluting diesel trucks need help getting new vehicles. And shutting down factories that don't cut pollution.

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8 hours ago, webfact said:

The government has also already lowered the tax on electric cars as an incentive to promote the use of electric vehicles.”

What a useless man, nothing will be done to deter anything prior to an election.

Most vehicles that are causing a majority of the pollution are diesel types, especially if related to transport or trucks, trains including pick-ups.

If I remember rightly the national vehicle check ( M.O.T in some countries) is still every 5 years which is ludicrous, it should be done annually with any out of limit vehicles removed from the road until maintained or scrapped.

As for companies only the very small family businesses will be effected if at all, none of the big polluters will be touched, as that might cause disruption which would effect Prayuts alternative plans!

As for lowering tax on electric cars, good luck with that one too, only the rich can afford them & only then if you can afford to charge it up at home, as I have never seen a public charging point yet!!!

Which means all the diesel polluting vehicles will continue as normal as I don't expect to see any Thais voluntarily giving up their cherished smog machine any time soon !!!

Oh and as for water spraying I watched a truck going down the road yesterday spraying the road with water, blasting all the rubbish into the gutter & beyond, for it to be dispersed by the next breeze back to where it came from, while billowing black exhaust fumes poured out from the exhaust !!!!

I look forward to the smog continuing !

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