Tuesday, January 1, 2013
We only need to look at the air we breath. Automobile tail pipe emissions contributes to most of our air quality problems. To compound the issue people who walk or ride bicycles will ingest these nasty pollutants at twice the rate as a normal heart rate.
Here is a great time lapse camera where you can see the pollution in action. This is due to an inversion in the atmosphere where all the automobile pollution is trapped over our heads. Updated regularly and you can choose how long the time lapse you want to view.
time lapse camera
Normally people pump their dirty tail pipe emissions, into the atmosphere with little consequence. However when an inversion happens we get a sense of the destruction. While most governments will wait till this happens to take action. Such as calling on car pools during the alert. We should reduce our pollution by simply reducing our driving automobiles. Even electric automobiles, will consume coal which is 70% of our power source.
Here is the Air quality monitoring page for Slat lake City. This is part of the hidden cost of the automobile. Not only do we need to monitor the air and spend millions doing so. The cost of health care from these consequences is passed onto everyone.
Air quality monitor page.
Health Message: Unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion.
Can you think of anything else we would allow to continue to happen? I can't, we live in a ban and regulate world. However when it comes to the automobile nothing to see there. Sucks to be you if your you can't stomach the pollution.
Posted by ben at 5:53 PM