Smog in Chiang Mai

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Re: Smog in Chiang Mai

Postby Roger Ramjet » Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:15 am

For those living in and around the north: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/nationa ... 77685.html
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Re: Smog in Chiang Mai

Postby MGV12 » Sun Mar 11, 2012 1:32 pm

Roger Ramjet wrote:Bill,
It's rather alarming really. The distance between our house in Pak Kret and new house at Ban Bua Thong is 15 minutes drive. It's dull and overcast most of the time in Pak Kret, but at Bang Bua THong it is either sunny with a clear sky and breeze or it's cloudy but raining and my wife can breathe normally (she's asthmatic) in Bang Bua Thong but she needs her woofer in Pak Kret and Bangkok. It is the reason we are moving soon.


Micro-climates exist everywhere and that's a real bonus from your move ... was it planned or simply fortuitous?

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Re: Smog in Chiang Mai

Postby Roger Ramjet » Sun Mar 11, 2012 3:44 pm

MGV12,
This is the third move. We used to live behind Siam Commercial Bank HO but that was even worse. I hope there's not a fourth one. My wife has just applied for the position of chief accountant with a Danish Company (Nederman) at Bang Bua Thong and has made the short list (3 people) for final interviews (2 positions), chief accountant and chief financial officer, both of which she's qualified to do, but she's hoping to get the chief accountant's job. It is 15 minutes from our new house.
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Re: Smog in Chiang Mai

Postby otis-a » Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:13 pm

topically speaking
today there was most welcome rain
wheeew!
It really cleaned up air around here. Yo!
where to park dog when in town? A barking lot... :-)))
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Re: Smog in Chiang Mai

Postby geordie » Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:39 pm

I am pleased its cleared things a bit up there Rangsit 5-10 mins so did not even wash the drive properly every day this week i have been told ""rain come today"" so the wife and her sister were pleased to finally get it right :lol: :lol: :lol: I must say i am finding a problem with the humidity ?? i cannot taste my smoke,s properly
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Re: Smog in Chiang Mai

Postby otis-a » Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:27 pm

yo
looks like rain over n CR
so back to z smog with a bit o xtra humidity.
enjoyed smogless days while available
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Re: Smog in Chiang Mai

Postby BKKBILL » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:15 pm

Just got this site from a member if you want to help sign the petition.

http://www.breathecampaign.net/
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Re: Smog in Chiang Mai

Postby Roger Ramjet » Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:28 pm

Another update for those in the north: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/nationa ... 78221.html
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Re: Smog in Chiang Mai

Postby thailazer » Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:24 pm

Roger Ramjet wrote:Another update for those in the north: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/nationa ... 78221.html

That article uses the phrase "has strictly controlled burning" in it. I have yet to see a single instance of any control, arrest, or even community announcements this year. The folks up in the hills above me are burning every day. At least in 2007 the forestry guys were out and the public health department was very active with sound trucks and information. This year is a burning free-for-all.
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Re: Smog in Chiang Mai

Postby MGV12 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:51 pm

The 'History Channel' will be airing a documentary entitled 'Haze Hell Over Asia' ... 31st March I think ... should make interesting viewing.

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Re: Smog in Chiang Mai

Postby Roger Ramjet » Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:31 am

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Re: Smog in Chiang Mai

Postby Roger Ramjet » Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:25 pm

And another: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/breakin ... 78531.html what may be good news is that thunderstorms are predicted over most of Thailand from Friday.
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Re: Smog in Chiang Mai

Postby Roger Ramjet » Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:45 am

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Re: Smog in Chiang Mai

Postby thailazer » Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:11 pm


Thanks for posting that. We had visitors back in smokey 2007 and they will definitely never visit Thailand again.

Was in downtown Chiang Mai last night and was surprised how busy the town was. Even at 9 PM, most restaurants were packed.
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Re: Smog in Chiang Mai

Postby otis-a » Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:52 am

anyone planning to watch asia haze... sung to the tune hendrix , "Purple Haze
...woman put a spell on me"
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