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California getting second hand smog from Asia

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posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 07:39 PM
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California is suffering from "second-hand smog" drifting in from Asia and other places, researchers said on Tuesday, even as the state's prolonged drought has made air quality worse. About 10 percent of ozone pollution, the main ingredient in smog, in the state's San Joaquin Valley farm region comes from other countries, mostly in Asia, said Ian Faloona, an atmospheric scientist with the University of California, Davis. "What's happening upwind strongly affects what's happening downwind," Faloona said. If California were a human body, the area around the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco would be the mouth, "breathing in air from across the Pacific Ocean," he said. Faloona's conclusions, which are still preliminary, come during an increase in air pollution in the most populous U.S. state, as drought and warmer temperatures have triggered a spike in the number of winter days thick with soot and dirt.


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This is why climate change propagandists annoy me. We have much bigger and more immediate problems. We need to deal with the ridiculous amount of pollution that we are pumping into the air we breath, the water we drink, the food we eat, etc. How about we deal with real issues and their consequences instead of trying to talk the middle class into another tax.

How much longer can we sustain this type of pollution? We are already bathing in pollutants 24/7. We will eventually succumb to the toxicity of our modern lives.

This will affect us long before any "man made climate change" does.

We need to stop #ting where we eat.
edit on 3-4-2015 by theyknowwhoyouare because: (no reason given)




posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 08:52 PM
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Spot on, and then some. We are slowly being deprived of the basics - food, water and air. In place we get hi-tech gadgets, GMO food, bottled water which causes tremendous plastic pollution and, like you point out, smog - dirty carcinogenic air.

And its a global issue - not a local one. Mother earth can control her temperature/climate, but she can not cope with the volume of pollutants we are dishing out.

We are being distracted, by climate change fraud, television, wars etc. We end up fighting ourselves.



posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 09:04 PM
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You might as well just bury your head in the sand. What can really be done about this?

The American captains of industry sent Americans jobs to Asia for pure personal gain. Do you think they are just going to sit around while the American people lobby to get pressure put on Asia to slow it's out-put to help clear the air? "slowing output" in Asia, is like putting a stop-payment to these captains chequeing accounts.

It will never happen. Things do not get better under capitalism, that much you can bet AND turn a profit on, Things always get worse.



posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 09:51 PM
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interesting isent it some particulate smog crosses the pacific and its a major issue with much whining and gnashing
of teeth and its oh yes what a pain the weather brings it from over there.

yet

when its radioactive particles and crap from japan the story is oh no that wont happen nothing to see here!


truth is what they TELL YOU isent it.



posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 10:14 PM
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Really, it makes little sense given the rotation of the earth and weather patterns. It would, make more sense if people were saying that the east coast had problems with pollution from Europe. California's pollution comes from California plain and simple. It gets trapped by mountain rangers.



posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 10:27 PM
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a reply to: MALBOSIA
How do you have time to point your finger at others while buying all of those goods from those "captains of industry"?



posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 10:28 PM
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originally posted by: calstorm
Really, it makes little sense given the rotation of the earth and weather patterns. It would, make more sense if people were saying that the east coast had problems with pollution from Europe. California's pollution comes from California plain and simple. It gets trapped by mountain rangers.


Mountain rangers huh?



posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 11:47 PM
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originally posted by: Enochstask

originally posted by: calstorm
Really, it makes little sense given the rotation of the earth and weather patterns. It would, make more sense if people were saying that the east coast had problems with pollution from Europe. California's pollution comes from California plain and simple. It gets trapped by mountain rangers.


Mountain rangers huh?


Not only mountain rangers,but also"the hills have eyes"!



posted on Apr, 4 2015 @ 05:27 PM
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a reply to: theyknowwhoyouare


...We need to stop #ting where we eat.


Yep. And it's not either-or. It's everything.



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