Wednesday, January 04, 2006



The drawbacks of clean air

One of the things people like about New Zealand is that it is (relatively) "clean and green". We have plenty of forests, cleanish water (though nowhere near as clean as we'd like to think), and (except in Christchurch) clean air.

Unfortunately, the latter also seems to have some drawbacks. Most noticably, less smog means less UV light absorbed in the atmosphere, which means higher UV levels and therefore higher skin cancer. Bugger.

3 comments:

I believe that the motorway junction area ,spagetti Junction has very high pollution levels on calm to low wind days and we cab beat Christchuch on occasions.

Posted by Anonymous : 1/04/2006 08:35:00 PM

Natural selection at work. Pakeha are just too white to live here.

Posted by muerk : 1/04/2006 11:56:00 PM

New York has the balance just about right.

Posted by Gothamimage : 1/05/2006 11:49:00 AM