Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Wednesday Wonders

Clouds today, or air pollution, or both.

Melbourne has one of these, a bit larger and it sticks out further.


While it was clear for us, Victor mentioned how hazy Dubai when he was there. I don't know if this is fog or smog but it is thick.


And in Victor's home town......


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  1. It looks like a day in the sci fi world.
    Coffee is on

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    1. Dora, it is a bit like that.

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  2. We tend to get a lot of fog in winter. Pollution is (usually) low, but the fog and the clouds can be dramatic.

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    1. EC, I did not know you had lots of fogs. We used to but we are now such a hot city, it is much rarer and frosts within Melbourne have disappeared.

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  3. Fog like that in your photo will close Sydney Airport but there are two upsides. One is that the weather invariably clears into a brilliantly sunny day once the fog clears. The other is the haunting sound of fog horns on Sydney Harbour.

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    1. Oh Victor, I do like a big fog horn. The foghorn at the lighthouse near sister's went off one night. It was deafening.

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  4. I've never lived in a smog area and I'm thankful for that, but if those pictures are smog, how does anyone manage to keep breathing there? Fog is different, being just low lying clouds, so breathing is a bit damp until it clears away.

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    1. River, in Asian cities, old people and those with breathing difficulties just die when there is heavy smog.

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  5. Always amazes me to see building coming out of fog/clouds.

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    1. Margaret, while you are not a flyer, seeing clouds below and travelling through them is quite magical.

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  6. Wow the last photo is awesome

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    1. Gosia, a good reason to visit Sydney, except your plane may not be able to land.

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  7. Oh yikes! Every January pictures float the web of the extreme smog in Beijing, thicker than the thickest Oregon fog. Photos of people choking in face masks, and stories of how children can't play outside and to play sports, it must be under a controlled filtered air dome. Sometimes China smog drifts to Oregon and we curse it. With their economy at full blast, they are buying up land all over the world and I just hope they don't take their filthy industry habits all over and spread smog across the whole world.

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    1. Strayer, there is much to dislike about the way the Chinese government goes about things and admittedly from a low base, but they have made huge strides in reducing air pollution. Of course we countries who sell them coal to burn for industry must take some responsibility too.

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  8. Fog is rare in Sydney but the other day I awoke to it everywhere.
    Merle..............

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    1. I love a good fog, Merle, except as a plane is about to take off or land.

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