After decades of polluted skies, people are seeing the Himalayas from their homes for the first time. For some reason, I find these images deeply moving.
And here’s Los Angeles. Anyone who’s lived or been to LA before will understand how seriously strange this is. It’s normally always covered in some degree of smogginess.
That’s just amazing. Wow.
When we were in Delhi a few years back we had to wear N95 masks just for the pollution. On those days we could not see the sun, let alone the Himalayas. We only saw a somewhat brighter region in the haze. Most of the haze at that time was due to seasonal crop burning in Punjab. There were many discussions about how the governors of agricultural states could not be persuaded to ban burning even though Delhi is the capital. With Covid, everybody can now see everything the same.
Los Angeles and Orange County (CA, USA) news outlets are running stories about local smog reduction. News to encourage, in stressful times.
Well, the story is merely saying that the “30 years” number is unproven, which fair enough. When the mountains disappear one day, no-one thinks to ask, “will they ever come back?”
Yes, I posted the link as they tend to track and assess the claims with more data and time.