May 14, 2014

The air we breathe

air pollution over Metro Manila "In tough times, some of us see protecting the climate as a luxury, but that's an outdated 20th-century worldview from a time when we thought industrialization was the end goal, waste was growth, and wealth meant a thick haze of air pollution."
~Alex Steffen, American futurist and sustainability advocate

This is the same view of Metro Manila as my post from May 8 but taken early in the morning rather than in the middle of the day. Unless one lives in a building more than one kilometer high, there's no way to escape from that air pollution. The Philippines enacted a clean air law back in 1999 but, like many of our other laws, it isn't fully implemented or enforced.

8 comments:

Lois said...

Not a good thing!

hamilton said...

the only good thing to come out of smog are the sunsets. and I'm not sure that;s worth it. still this is a great view.

William Kendall said...

Not good at all. That haze is a harbinger of other problems.

Weekend-Windup said...

Not good!

Linda said...

Oh dear! The main reason I moved to the country was to escape air pollution. In the Washington area they broadcast the air quality as "Yellow alert" (use caution) and "Red alert" (Don't exercise outdoors). We were getting too many alerts in the summer so I decided to move.

Olivier said...

une photo tres impressionnante

Photo Cache said...

yikes!

we are on a heat wave and no surprise if our sky is this hazy tomorrow.

EG CameraGirl said...

This air can't be good for ANYONE!