Here’s what this scene looks like on a rare clear day:
This is a standard winter day:
Wikipedia: Air pollution in Hong Kong is considered a serious problem. Visibility is currently less than eight kilometres for 30% of the year. Cases of asthma and bronchial infections have soared in recent years due to reduced air quality.
“The life expectancy in Hong Kong is among the highest in the world … you can come to only one conclusion: we have the most environmentally friendly place for people, for executives, for Hong Kong people to live.”
– Donald (2+2=5) Tsang – Chief HK Government Official
Studies by local public health experts have found that roadside pollution levels (pollution experienced by people living near main roads…almost everywhere in HK) are responsible for 90,000 hospital admissions and 2,800 premature deaths every year.
Wikipedia: In winter, strong and cold wind generates from the North to Hong Kong; in summer, the wind reverses direction and brings warm and humid air from the South. This climate would support a tropical rain forest……..if it wasn’t for the concrete.
So…winter is particularly bad as the wind blows this gray shit probably anywhere from Beijing (under the gray smog) on down:
Unfortunately for Donald Tsang (and the 3 types of people in Hong Kong)…telling China that its pollution is a problem would be like an infant telling its mother that her milk tasted like shit and would she please get her skanky tit out of my face. What infant has the balls, gall or language capacity to say that? HK has no voice in China. So anyway, all Winter those of us living in Hong Kong have to eat the shit that wafts here.
In 1989, the Hong Kong government realised that Hong Kong was in danger of becoming a vast, densely populated city. (I thought it already was at that stage) Due to the growth of the economy and business sectors, the water, waste and air pollution cause an adverse effect on the balance of ecology in Hong Kong. No shit?
Factories, farms and restaurants in the New Territories dump large amounts of sewage and even untreated waste into the streams and the sea. It makes the New Territories’ streams ‘no better than open sewers’. This severe damage is irreversible in the forseeable future and creatures in the sea and surrounds are direct victims…
…not that there is an abundance of creatures…
There’s a few birds, some butterflies, some rats and some wild pigs in HK. That’s about it. Destruction of habitat of plant and animal species doesn’t leave much room for wildlife, plus with ever increasing hunting on some luxury species, which are becoming increasingly rare in South China, hunters are turn their heads to the last habitat in the area: Hong Kong.
(That HK is considered a habitat to these mainland Chinese hunters is a sad, sad reflection of just how milked certain areas in China must have become.)
Hong Kong is a sad whore. Raped all its modern life, it’s just a beat up old hole that’s been fucked by the British, Japanese, Chinese, global wind patterns, Donald Tsang, greed, expatriates, and it’s own geography.