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Spare the Air alert issued for smoggy conditions expected Monday

Original post made on Aug 25, 2019

A combination of expected high temperatures, light winds and vehicle exhaust has prompted Bay Area air district officials to issue a Spare the Air smog alert for Monday.

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Posted by Donald
a resident of another community
on Aug 25, 2019 at 6:22 pm

Can we use nuclear a nuclear bomb to dissipate the pollution?

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Posted by Fed Up
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Aug 26, 2019 at 3:42 am

Ground the planes until the air clears.
Our society has received mixed messages for decades - reduce consumption, control population, recycle and re-use, yet we are importing more and more people here who consume, build houses, buy vehicles for the first time in their lives.
Some immigrate move here for the luxury of driving, but wouldn't dare attempt it back in their homelands.
What ever happened to our immigrants who came and cut their ties to their homelands they left, and never went back? Their children became American and weren't torn between two societies. There was no flying back and forth, no theft of technology, formulas, seeds, whatever. All was good. The air was clear.

Then the schools push International Study Abroad programs as soon as kids are accepted to colleges. JUST STOP. My kids want to go to the universities they applied to, and NOT to a foreign college. It's costs a lot, and they choose to be educated in the USA where they were born. They can travel later in their lives.
What's the push?
Then summer students are driven by peer pressure to do internships which require air travel. Like Apple flying in thousands of kids this summer - all needing housing and food - right here in the heart of Silicon Valley. Just stop.

Our behavior is getting worse, and it has created a huge bioburden to our environment.

The tech companies are huge offenders of air and water pollution, and are contribution heavily to the world bioburden.

Just stop

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Posted by musical
a resident of Palo Verde
on Aug 26, 2019 at 12:41 pm

If you ever want to see the world, do it now while still legal.