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In two weeks the rain wiil make the job. 

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57 minutes ago, Toany said:

Rain in two weeks.  Then wait until the same problem next year

You mean next season! Within 2-4 months the most polluted city on the planet will return, more deadly than ever. But nobody seems to notice, nobody seems to care. TIT

 

In the meantime only a very unhealthy 192 AQI this morning, very good by Thai standards! 😆🤮

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Unfortunately such announcements carry no weight for me. I have seen the same announcement cosmetically modified time after time, in fact year after year.

I am a loss as to understand why they never, NEVER grasp the way to stop the pollution is to prevent he burning in the first place, right at the start of the season, not when it is already far too late.

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Need water dropping airplanes to fight the forest fires?  No problem, but where is the water?  Have you heard of the Thai drought and depleted reservoirs.  You would hear a greater outcry if CM city could not take 3 showers a day.

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1 hour ago, Antonymous said:

 

What you have written is absolute nonsense.

 

By all means be angry about the air pollution that affects half of the kingdom, but please don't make stuff up about Chiang Mai, which is ranked #372 in the world's most polluted cities when a whole year is taken into account. When you do this you divert people's attention from the magnitude of the national disaster.

 

Chiang Mai has PM2.5 pollution at high level for three out of each 12 months. There are other towns and cities that are at that same level for up to five months and which still have quite high levels throughout the year.

 

For example Korat was the most polluted city in Thailand in 2019, ranked #200 most polluted city in the world.

 

People DO notice and DO care, but the Thai government does not take effective measures to control the problem. That's where we should be directing our anger.

 

The following chart shows the average PM2.5 levels in 2019, taken from AirVisual stats. Note that towns in Thailand enter the world rankings at #200 on the list with an average PM2.5 for the whole year of 42.2.

 

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Very interesting stats, Anton - thanks for the information, very incisive. Where is Dhaka and Kolkata on the list?

While I regard myself as living in Chiang Mai, I'm actually within the Hang Dong Tambon, and in range of Saraphi - although the latter's weather doesn't normally affect my moobahn. Regretfully, I still need to drive into the 'city' area for food supplies.

 

BTW - when watching Sky TV Covid outbreaks on a global scale - only Bangkok is listed within Thailand, which is also useless for global city comparison purposes - albeit the highest number of Thailand infections are (officially) registered in BKK.   

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