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437 govt schools to be closed Wednesday to tackle severe air pollution

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1 hour ago, Naamblar2014 said:

Buy more tanks and patrol the sugar cane

Nope, the money went on submarines to protect thai shipping.

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1 hour ago, Borzandy said:

 

How can you think it's only from crop burning. What about the garbage burning, burning trees (also leaves falling from trees), burning dry grass , aso...

I was going to list them all, but my keyboard isn't up to the task.

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Is PM2.5 a description of his IQ?

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Next will be public tender for air purifiers, to be purchased at a sevenfold price while still backhanding some little envelopes of the big boys benefitting of the burnt fields ....

This country is doomed with such an electorate of selfish, uneducated, greedy citizen...

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Construction sites are a very minor issue. Sugar cane burning is a major issue. Is anything being done about that? Are alternative crops being encouraged? Are alternatives to burning being discussed? Are current penalties against burning being enforced, by an administration that is famous for a lack of follow up? 

 

What about diesel? Thailand is one of the few nations in the world that is actively promoting the sale of diesel vehicles and trucks. Most other nations have figured out how much of a hazard they are to humans. When they are not maintained properly (how many Thais engage in regular maintenance on their vehicles?) they spew excessive PM 2.5 into the air. 

 

How about converting the diesel power plants to natural gas? What else is being done by this stunningly incompetent administration, and the non visionary leaders within the hapless army? They are literally killing the people with their indifference and lack of planning. The army needs to resign now. They need to admit to massive failure, on an epic level, and get out now.

 

The army used to be an institution that commanded some respect. That has been completely lost. They are now perhaps the most despised institution in the nation. And for good reason. 

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I would add modern crematoria to that list - burning bodies in temples must be highly inefficient and polluting way to get rid of your final remains. Particular in already highly polluted cities. 

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7 hours ago, webfact said:

Smog forces Bangkok schools to shut, but respite in doubt due to crop burning

 

Wow.... one of the better/best mass media articles on Thailand's air pollution woes that I've seen in a long time. Fair, balanced, acknowledges the various contributing factors, and even pulls in the satellite fires data and explains the financial motivation for the burning farmers to do what they do.

 

Of course, it took Reuters to provide it, since that kind of reporting rarely comes out from the BKK Post or The Nation on anything where depth and thoughtfulness is required on a complicated issue.

 

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How about a subsidy for not growing sugar cane and burning it .. financed by fines on polluting trucks etc?

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Obviously, closing 437 govt schools on Wednesday will do absolutely nothing to 'tackle severe air pollution".  UCMTSU folks! 😆

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Well, I suppose the non use of all those scooters used by unlicensed underage kids might make a dent in the smog..........:coffee1: 

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When is Prayut Gov't going to deal w/ Thai Pollution problem, once again simply make 'minor' efforts??? 

 

Need to take strong actions i.e. Ban Burning off, apply stringent action on vehicle emissions,including all Trucks, cars, bikes & Gov't buses, etc!!  

 

Gov't needs to show responsibility & act accordingly!!

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13 minutes ago, eggers said:

When is Prayut Gov't going to deal w/ Thai Pollution problem, once again simply make 'minor' efforts??? 

 

Need to take strong actions i.e. Ban Burning off, apply stringent action on vehicle emissions,including all Trucks, cars, bikes & Gov't buses, etc!!  

 

Gov't needs to show responsibility & act accordingly!!

All of those solutions are already covered by legislation. The problem is as usual the failure to enforce.

From Central Govt., Local Govt, Police etc avoid enforcement.

When it comes  to burning off fields there is little appetite for confrontation. Disturbing the " Happiness of the People " too easily avoided frthe sake of  Face  and money!

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1 hour ago, eggers said:

When is Prayut Gov't going to deal w/ Thai Pollution problem, once again simply make 'minor' efforts??? 

 

Need to take strong actions i.e. Ban Burning off, apply stringent action on vehicle emissions,including all Trucks, cars, bikes & Gov't buses, etc!!  

 

Gov't needs to show responsibility & act accordingly!!

Many Thai people are just ignorant, or they don’t care. And they just love burning stuff, I’ve always been amazed by that. When I lived in Chiang Mai, there were at least 10 neighbors in my immediate area who would rake all the dead leaves and stuff in their garden together every single day and then set it on fire late in the afternoon, even in the winter when smog was already thick. And instead of burning it in a few minutes, they would let it smolder and produce enormous amounts of smoke for hours.

 

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