Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Picture of the Day: "Fog"

The soupy gray mixture called "fog" but it's really smog
Here's the picture outside my window this morning at around 7:30am.

The Hong Kong Observatory insisted it was "fog", and as I rode to work today I could hardly see across the harbour to Tsim Sha Tsui.

However, many people and news articles have been complaining about the smog due to the unprecedented levels of pollution, especially last month.

Just last week the pollution index in Central was 173, the worst this year.

Despite the strong gusts of wind, the "fog" seems like a soupy gray mixture that doesn't seem to want to go away.

Some blame it on the lack of air circulation, thanks to all the tall buildings trapping the pollutants. Gee, thanks developers.

The temperatures are supposed to drop for the next few days, but who knows if a cold front will actually clear the skies.

Could we at least hope for a blue sky day for Christmas?

1 comment:

  1. what do you expect in a crowded city like hong kong? very little mission control, no forestation, no green spaces.