Air pollution levels in Taiwan - grim reading


#701

Wow, if you had shown me this picture of Taipei’s sky back when I was living in Taipei in the mid-80s, I would have been shocked at how clean & unpolluted it looks. An utter miracle!


#702

And here’s Taipei today looking east from Ximen. Looks like the eastern skies were cleaner.


#703

Miracle ?
Still kills people…


#704

This is not common. Actually very uncommon. A miracle for today.


#705


#706

Lol give me a break. It’s usually like that unless it’s raining.


#707

Blue sky? Rare. Pollution and cloudy, yes usually like that.


#708

Shitty mist last night… A smelly one.


#709

Cloudy yes, pollution no. Today’s situation is rare.


#710

Winter, kind of unusual, yeah. Summer, no, not unusual - for at least a few years now, Taipei summer skies have been gorgeous. Frickin’ hot, but gorgeous.


#711

Air pollution is my friend.


#712

Gorgeously milky blue polluted.
If you fly in and out like I do you’ll see the normal state of affairs is for Taipei to be covered in a polluted haze, with the true blue sky visible above that. That’s just the stuff we see.
If you look at the first picture he posted that actually has a pollution layer over the city. Normal.


#713

Hard to tell today if West coast is creating it’s own pollution or its coming from China. Looks like west coast is creating its own pollution.


#714

Taipei


#715

Looks like changhua making their own.

Carbon monoxide.


#716

Conclusion : China is some shithole.
Taiwan isn’t helping itself either.


#717

These last two days I saw again that milky whitey shit in the air. While I like milk and white things in general, this concerned me a bit again. There was also this smell of like plastic/chemicals in the air… dunno how to describe it. Worrisome.


#718

yeah we all know you like white things, you keep repeating it


#719

Not really. BTW, do you like white things?


#720

Good news. Google’s Taiwan data center is going to be powered by solar in the future.