Sun and smog

A sunny but smoggy day One of the disadvantages of being close to forests is that people think it’s their god given right to cut trees down for heating in winter.
As a result Launceston is the smoggiest city in Australia in winter, has one of the highest instances of chronic asthma and a report from the WHO indicates that smog is now known to cause developmental problems in children sadly Launceston has those as well…

Governments have had programs to upgrade houses to electric heat and insulation but couple that with the high cost of power in Tasmania and the penetration of these programs is not universal so the smog continues.

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