SUNRISE AT DEATH VALLEY-Photo by Tom Cochrun

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

CHINA SMOG-PACIFIC BREEZE-YOUR CHOICE

WAKE UP TIME

    Published in the UK's Daily Mail, these photos are simply  frightening.  That the Beijing sky is so fouled is apocalyptic, then to see the seeming acceptance?! The sunrise is posted electronically, because the smog makes it impossible to see.
I'LL TAKE PACIFIC A BREEZE, PLEASE
    A recent drive through Big Sur, after seeing the Beijing photos, gave me an extra appreciation for clean air and sky and for the US EPA.


    Say what you will about American bureaucracy, but at least we are unwilling to accept what the Chinese must endure.
     Cheers to those who are guardians of clean air and water.
   See you down the trail.

4 comments:

  1. I have friends our age Tom, who grew in in the San Fernando Valley. They never saw the sun for most of the year. Remember how the US auto companies fought cleaning up our cars? Even today when you sail off the coast you can see a band of black air along the coast. When I was racing , I mentioned it. One of the guys on the boat said "you should have seen it in the 70's."
    My bro-in-law travels to China 3-4 times a year and has had to detour around Beijing because the smog was so bad they couldn't land.

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  2. And the Chinese smog reportedly has been blowing into Southern California.

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  3. Yeah, that was my experience of China a couple of years ago, especially in the north. Not that parts of southern CA are much better.

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