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Thailand once was the place, now dirty beaches, bad air, cheapo tourists


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2 hours ago, heiri007 said:

And especially now, in this heat with ample clear skies and burning sun, the authorities still don't make it a priority to feed the power grid with solar power. Cheap electricity:

You need to do a bit of homework on that one.

 

https://www.egat.co.th/home/en/the-worlds-largest-hydro-floating-solar-hybrid/

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13 hours ago, heiri007 said:

Been a while in LOS, three decades to be exact. Until some years ago you could stroll along any beach, I don't recollect feeling tempted to always walk with a waste bag in hand to collect all the rubbish washed up on beaches.

 

Until some years ago, I don't recollect having been warned about PM2.5. Of course there was the slash and burn season. Now? The air in the places we all know is so bad, you can clean the floor daily and you still have a dark fingertip when checking the floor.

 

Oh, and I prefer to stay in a beach town which was rather sleepy until a few years ago. Meanwhile, there was so much development, when schools are off in the afternoon there are Bangkok-like traffic jams. It's a wild building frenzy. Of course, infrastructure is not expanded. The authorities just informed there is not enough water, so tabs are closed each day after 10 a.m.

 

Oh and of course hardly anyone in decision power cares about the future. There is hardly any awareness about the environment. Kids throw away ice tea cups and snack packings, because... who cares.

 

And especially now, in this heat with ample clear skies and burning sun, the authorities still don't make it a priority to feed the power grid with solar power. Cheap electricity: Thailand could run on it, but the vested interests love coal.

 

At least tourism arrival numbers are reaching record levels again... Thais get upset with rage tourists who are not too "krieng jai"... Thailand has become all about short-term profits, with zero vision about a sustainable future.

I remember the 70s here. 

 

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Hey, not sure if you have been following the local news media about the missing cadium waste from Tak that was sent south to this region and then began to go missing.  The Thai Examiner has an interesting article in their 10 April, 2024 news, suggest others read it.

 

 

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15 hours ago, KhunLA said:

Agree to a point ... but ... 

 

location location location

Agree,  KC air quality today Good, all the resorts keep the lovely beaches clean of rubbish too., and the 'Trash Heroes' clean the other small islands close by.  

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2 hours ago, spidermike007 said:

They shut down the economy due to covid. But, burning cane is ok. Can't they see the effect it is having on the air? Do they care one iota? Don't the leaders live here too? Why are they MIA? Why don't the "do nothing guys" do something for a change? 

 

 

 

 

Probably on holiday again. It's been a week. 

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17 hours ago, KhunLA said:

Agree to a point ... but ... 

 

location location location

 

Agreed but until these last places are not submerged in rubbish and pollution, every year I see more and more pollution which increases throughout the territory

 

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