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Kuala Lumpur city centre, covered in haze, now, as per photo.

Although i live abt 60km away from Kuala Lumpur, it's all the same at my place now. Skins itching, eyes watery, discomfort at nose, throat & chest, were the effects.

Some group rides and bike commuters are unable to continue cycling, at the effected / most areas :(

Picture courtesy of my ex-colleague's fren, stuck @ his office, with THAT view of the office window.
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Ugh! Holy crap! Looks like photos of Beijing during the Olympics.
Sam Loh
 
+Erik Normark, it depends, if it's heavy haze, i use the one i've posted before as it has N95 feature thingy.....if the haze is not much, i use the thin surgical mask.......
to simply put....it's suffocating.....

+Matt Campbell, i don't know which one is worse as i did not experience the haze in Beijing.....
 
Does this a kind of thing that happens every year or is this new?
This must be very bad for kids with asthma.
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+Chris Archibald, it started a few years back, one of the reasosn is frm forest clearing by fire technique in neighbouring country : Indonesia. The wind blew it to Malaysia, Singapore, etc. The haze hit pretty hard at area Riau of Indonesia as thousands (if i'm not mistaken) were hospitalized.
And now with dry spell in Malaysia, it made it worse.
 
Have you thought about emailing the people doing this and asking them
To stop?
 
Slash and burn agriculture in Indonesia. It's gotten significantly worse over the past few years because of increased world demand for biofuels.

No matter how "green" you think your car is, somebody pays the price in eco-devastation.
 
Up to 25% of Southern California smog is from China now.  
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+Mark Holcroft, their own enforcement is having probs, unless one nukes it, once and for all. I prefer surgical strikes on the open burning areas.......
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+Richard Masoner,

As Agent Smith said to Morpheus in The Matrix Reloaded movie:

"I'd like to share a revelation that I've had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species and I realized that you're not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment but you humans do not. You move to an area and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed and the only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet. You're a plague and we are the cure."
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