|Morning smog over central Bogotá.|
Those of us who breathe, smell and see that air are sure that it is.
But city officials evidently aren't sure - so they're going to study the situation - yet again.
Sensors will be installed on Ave. Septima and Calle 60 to determine just exactly how poisonous Bogotá's poisonous air has become. Helpfully, South Korea also plans to contribute $5 million to strengthen Bogotá's air quality monitoring network. (They'd do our air a greater favor by not exporting those ultra-dirty Kia and SangYung vehicles.)
All of this data collection will serve to...delay taking action, such as (God forbid) actually enforcing air pollution laws.
|A bus sends up a spout of smoke in downtown Bogotá.|
|Green, evidently, is not always clean.|
|Surrender? An ancient truck sends up white smoke.|