Blue skies in HK????

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    Quote Originally Posted by agnesscope:
    One of the ways to keep our sky clear and bright blue is to pull down all the residential skyscrapers. Residential buildings with more than 40 storeys are prohibited. No 30-storey buildings can be built near the coast. More trees should be grown in some busy areas and big parks should be built nearby. The gov't should stop issuing private cars licenses to car buyers.
    A bit drastic, don't you think?

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    Is it realy the skyscrapers or is it actually other reasons for the pollution?? I don't think tall buildings really contribute to air pollution though, do they? I think it's probably the factories near by?

    Is the heat and humidity unbearable now? Or is there actually a breeze with the heat...?


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    no, but they do create a wall effect which stops air circulating properly. Hence roadside pollution is quite severe in these areas.


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    This year's July is so far the sunniest July I've seen in a long time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by agnesscope:
    One of the ways to keep our sky clear and bright blue is to pull down all the residential skyscrapers. Residential buildings with more than 40 storeys are prohibited. No 30-storey buildings can be built near the coast. More trees should be grown in some busy areas and big parks should be built nearby. The gov't should stop issuing private cars licenses to car buyers.
    I would vote you, but afaik the government thinks the city has space for 10 million people (currently about 6.8 million).
    I guess that means more land reclamation and high rise buildings.

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    never thought about skyscrapers blocking air flow... wow interesting... I did hear alot of people saying how sunny/blue the sky has been this summer. Hopefully that'll stick around.


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    it was on the news last night that this has been the longest clear spell for 10 years (supposedly 20 days in a row). Of course the Govt tried to take the credit by claiming it was a reduction in pollution thanks to their cross border policies.


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    FINALLY here in HK (a little under a week) and it's been NOTHING BUT BLUE SKIES every day!!! It's been absolutely gorgeous. We're staying in Ma On Shan at the Horizon Suite hotel and the view is amazing... weather reminds us of Hawaii... absolutely love it!


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    Quote Originally Posted by goleoboy:
    FINALLY here in HK (a little under a week) and it's been NOTHING BUT BLUE SKIES every day!!! It's been absolutely gorgeous. We're staying in Ma On Shan at the Horizon Suite hotel and the view is amazing... weather reminds us of Hawaii... absolutely love it!
    It'll last as long as the wind stays off the ocean, which should be until the winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pekkerhead:
    it was on the news last night that this has been the longest clear spell for 10 years (supposedly 20 days in a row). Of course the Govt tried to take the credit by claiming it was a reduction in pollution thanks to their cross border policies.
    Easily 20 days in a row. I don't recall the last time the skies weren't blue (other than rain). On our personal AQI, we have been at 5 and 5+ (out of 5) for so long now we don't even pay attention to it.