Archives for February 2013
From Rosa for the Indoor Air Quality course:
This is not about INDOOR air quality but keeps showing up in international news.
Also, the index of focus PM2.5 is the worst and most invasive kind of particles because they can infiltrate deep into the lungs and bloodstream.
Here are some links (all are very short and easy! especially the video) that can be shared with class:
Video on Bloomberg.tv http://bloom.bg/XkY0z7 includes interviews with doctors expats and foreigners who live in Beijing
CBC http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2013/01/12/beijing-pollution.html indoors is people’s last reservoir for clean air.
Short blurb on Business Insider: http://www.businessinsider.com/beijing-pollution-pm-25-worse-than-airport-smoking-lounge-2013-1
Article on The Economist http://www.economist.com/blogs/analects/2013/01/beijings-air-pollution << have to cut and paste URL for some reason.
Some environmentalist lobby group may oversimplify the problem and say “it’s easy, they just have to switch from coal to electric or wind power and change to electric cars”.
To me, that sounds like Marie Antoinette saying, “No bread? Let them eat cake!”
– because electricity and wind power are still expensive and also electric cars; furthermore, these are not the most efficient systems and are still pending development. No easy solution. Or is there??