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Haze Hell in Malaysia and Singapore June 23, 2013

Posted by @Karen_Fu in environment, environmental pollution, malaysia, man made calamity, Singapore.
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I think AQI 746 is probably about the same as PSI at 400. Maur and Ledang are now declared as states of emergency. Which ever pollution index is being used, pollution levels are considered hazardous. Malaysia declared state of emergency without a second thought. On our front, we have no state of emergency even when the thick haze almost swallowed up the entire city state.

Construction workers still work. People bare the noxious smoke to get their masks and work done. I don’t think this is right. While it is crucial to go forth on international terms to seek consensus on a macro level to end the fires, I thought the basics should have put in place along with the diplomatic mission. The haze is temporarily off for now, but if winds don’t blow like these two days, the haze will return. Who knows what would happen next, but as far as the ground is like for masks and all things about the haze are concerned; it’s quite a civilised panic here. – Karen Fu

Reference
1. ABC News ABCNews.com: Worst of Haze Shifts From Singapore to Malaysia http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/worst-haze-shifts-singapore-malaysia-19466046

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Alternative Air Index June 23, 2013

Posted by @Karen_Fu in environment, environmental pollution, Singapore.
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It seems that API is usually a notch away from PSI. In any case, the readings are bad. In any reading, PSI readings makes you feel better. The skies are now blue, but the readings aren’t. OSI (aka Our Sensorial Index) maybe put into good use. Innately, it feels wrong; visually it may look right. Whatever it is, I hope the winds could first blow the haze away before a rain comes to wash up the air. NEA (National Environment Agency) site seems to be off on the *three day weather forecast as I am surfing now.

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So I googled to get this^:

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As it looks, rain may be coming as I read via google.

Checking out at ^^NEA weather for today

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I hope to have thunderstorm but after the winds blow the haze off first. If human intervention takes so long to make a real effort, than pray hope weather will be on our side. The last few days of hazardous haze were like a historical experience. You can have air cons, air purifiers, humidifiers, aroma lamps and all; but nothing beats genuine natural fresh air. The grey ominous overcast looks worrying enough to question and to think about several issues. Should this lesson be left unlearnt, the next disaster will see us perished. We are merely 710 sq km big. A huge shroud is all you need to murder the entire city state. Those companies, whoever they are, must pay for this. Local companies included. – Karen Fu

Reference link:

1. AQI (Air Quality Index): http://aqicn.org/?city=Singapore/North&size=xlarge&wamap
2. *NEA three day weather forecast : http://app2.nea.gov.sg/redirection-page?aspxerrorpath=/weather_3day.aspx
3. ^Weather forecast via google search: http://www.google.com.sg/search?q=singapore+weather&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&client=safari#client=safari&hl=en&q=singapore+weather+today&revid=821918756&sa=X&ei=olPGUeu0C4rqrAfejIDQAw&ved=0CEIQ1QIoAA&bav=on.2,or.&bvm=bv.48293060,d.bmk&fp=4cfa504b83eae4a&biw=1024&bih=672
4. ^^NEA weather for today 23-6-2013 : http://weather.nea.gov.sg/ForecastToday.aspx

You Can Smell The Haze Today. It’s People’s Party time. June 22, 2013

Posted by @Karen_Fu in change, human quality, man made calamity, real power, Singapore.
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Wrote this on Facebook that I want to share. It’s just a simple line:
Without the People, any Party’s useless’
Beat this for a haze lesson learnt.

Hope the skies could be blue soon. It’s good for the people and the people do deserve fine skies. – Karen Fu