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BANGKOK 20 March 2019 03:48
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Chiang Mai third most polluted city

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Finally a topic that makes me feel better about the air in bkk. Although today it appears I am sitting in a fog while drinking my morning coffee.

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Too far north of Bangkok for anyone in power to care?

As far as I can see it is a matter of not giving a **** about it, so what if Chiang Mai is the hub of air pollution, does it matter...

If Thailand wanted to tackle this surely they could.

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22 minutes ago, bubba said:

There's another thing – the brownish haze is usually attributed to nitrogen oxides (NOx) which is gaseous and not particulate. NOx results from combustion of fuels, such as at power plants and from motor vehicles. NOx is an irritant and is probably a major cause of the burning eyes and inflammation that is being reported.

 

So is Chiang Mai doing anything about NOx emissions from motor vehicles? 

We all know the answer to that - don't we?

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1 hour ago, jesimps said:

... why does any farang choose to live there? To be bored AND choked to death by choice I just can't get my head around.

 

 

Your head is too big for the noose.

 

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52 minutes ago, LomSak27 said:

You have a point but where do you live? Thailand, Ah well there you go. ...  unless on an island, with trade winds then you have an air pollution problem and it can be bad. Who would have thought huh. Bangkok two weeks ago, Pattaya last week. I used to work in Thailand 35 years ago and I reckon it was just as bad or worse back then in upcountry isaan and the north. A lot more burning than today. Funny, no one mentioned it much back then. People are strange like that. 

yea but 50 years ago it was only burn off smoke, people were more normal without their head up their collective jacksies.  Chiang Mai was a beautiful place.

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58 minutes ago, LomSak27 said:

You have a point but where do you live? Thailand, Ah well there you go. ...  unless on an island, with trade winds then you have an air pollution problem and it can be bad. Who would have thought huh. Bangkok two weeks ago, Pattaya last week. I used to work in Thailand 35 years ago and I reckon it was just as bad or worse back then in upcountry isaan and the north. A lot more burning than today. Funny, no one mentioned it much back then. People are strange like that. 

Agreed. I remember Bangkok in the late eighties/early nineties. Take a tuk tuk or motorcycle taxi any distance and your face would literally be black. Up until recently the Bangkok air quality has been pretty good.

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1 hour ago, grumbleweed said:

TAT: get your goggles on, it's head in the sand time again

 

 

No need to remind them. They start the day with their unique morning roll call:

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I use to have a fee friends move from CM to Khon Kaen at this time of year, now they are either dead or don't come as KK is as bad.

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Wow.  Third worst in the World--that's damning. Should be super embarrassing to the leaders.  Should be spurring an all-hands-on-deck large-scale emergency response.  But, just another relaxed day of business as usual.  Throwing water in the air will continue--along with the talk, talk, talk.

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I was thinking yesterday CM unusually had the ambience/"atmosphere" of India yesterday...now I know why...haha.

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29 minutes ago, car720 said:

yea but 50 years ago it was only burn off smoke, people were more normal without their head up their collective jacksies.  Chiang Mai was a beautiful place.

Years ago, you didn't get the massive collections of smoke/haze in the atmosphere as you do now. Everything stayed pretty much localised.

Scale of cars, scale of construction, decrease in green space would all be contributing to the scale of the pollution.

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1 hour ago, LomSak27 said:

A lot more burning than today. Funny, no one mentioned it much back then. People are strange like that. 

 

And before "Silent Spring" was published no one mentioned the fact that DDT was annihilating wildlife.

 

People are strange (ignorant) like that.

 

Silent Spring - Wikipedia

 

 

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29 minutes ago, SoilSpoil said:

We all want cheap rice, corn and sugar. 

I agree with you. Much easier to complain, criticize and moan that pull a dollar out of your pocket. This forum is full of guys like that. All the answers, daily critics, easy solutions in their minds, and no contribution to make anything better or willingness to pay more for environmental enforcement and change. Their theme of life is as long as it costs someone else money and not me I am all for it and have the solution. 

 

Same guys that gripe about rising prices. You want quality environmental food to feed the world then we all will need to pay much much more for it. Majority of voters and TVF critics are not willing for change to cost them personally anything. So nothing changes because the solutions  hurt our wallets but would protect our lives and the earth. 😃 Kudos to the French which do impose reasonable food standards better than the rest of the world for a variety of reasons. 

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