WTF ? Bangkok Has The Lightest Pollution Among 28 World Cities !

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WTF ? Bangkok Has The Lightest Pollution Among 28 World Cities !

Post by wackyjacky » Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:24 am

Believe it or not, BKK got an Air Quality Index rating of 18. Dubai got 222 & Beijing aa 328 for example. I'm shocked by this. I've spent a lot of time there there & the air is usually bloody awful. I wonder whether they measured at airports or something. This one doesn't sit right. Link: http://bangkok.coconuts.co/2015/11/24/a ... bal-cities
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Re: WTF ? Bangkok Has The Lightest Pollution Among 28 World Cities !

Post by phuketrichard » Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:38 am

LOL:
guess they never ventured down around soi 4 on Sukumvit on a hot day

I think this was ONLY measured at the airport
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Re: WTF ? Bangkok Has The Lightest Pollution Among 28 World Cities !

Post by wackyjacky » Wed Nov 25, 2015 10:02 am

phuketrichard wrote:LOL:
guess they never ventured down around soi 4 on Sukumvit on a hot day

I think this was ONLY measured at the airport
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Post by Jamie_Lambo » Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:44 pm

bkk pollution is terrible!!
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Re: WTF ? Bangkok Has The Lightest Pollution Among 28 World Cities !

Post by TheGrinchSR » Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:53 pm

Dubai is barely polluted at all compared to most big cities - it has absolutely no industry and the power plant is on the edge of town. The trouble there is sand - not a lot you can do about sand in a desert. And in fairness, only tourists and crazy people spend any time outdoors in Dubai - it's too fucking hot to think about it for the sane.
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Re: WTF ? Bangkok Has The Lightest Pollution Among 28 World Cities !

Post by Sailorman » Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:01 am

Bangkok used to be worse. Years ago all the moto's and tuk-tuks were two cycle which burn a gas/oil combination. The air was blue and after a few days you could taste oil in your mouth.
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Re: WTF ? Bangkok Has The Lightest Pollution Among 28 World Cities !

Post by wackyjacky » Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:33 am

Sailorman wrote:Bangkok used to be worse. Years ago all the moto's and tuk-tuks were two cycle which burn a gas/oil combination. The air was blue and after a few days you could taste oil in your mouth.
After the meltdown the gov subsidized new car buys & got a lot of junkers off the road. It made traffic a lot worse, yet the air got better. For me, it's the diesel fumes walking around BKK. They spew out ungodly amounts of soot & appear to be entirely unregulated.
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Post by hanno » Thu Nov 26, 2015 4:51 pm

Sailorman wrote:Bangkok used to be worse. Years ago all the moto's and tuk-tuks were two cycle which burn a gas/oil combination. The air was blue and after a few days you could taste oil in your mouth.
This. Nothing like it used to be though it is still pretty rough on some days.
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Post by vladimir » Thu Nov 26, 2015 6:07 pm

afaik, there was never any state law regulating the change from 2-stroke to 4-stroke (not 2-cycle) in Thailand.

This happened in the States.

Have never seen a single vehicle pulled over for emissions in SE Asia.
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