Grey skies? It’s not the haze, says NEA

NEA was reported ( Straits Times, 6 Jun 2008 ) to have attributed the grey shroud over Bishan-Sengkang to the “poor dispersion of particulate matter” and not due to haze. Isn’t haze particulate matter too? If the current particulate matter didn’t come from Indonesia where did they come from?

Straits Times reported that haze too is caused by particulate matter and added to our understanding by reporting the first hand experience of a resident whose eyes were tearing so badly she was convinced it couldn’t have been anything but the haze. ST also reported the Indonesian meteorological service as saying that burning had started recently and hundreds of hot spots have appeared in Kalimantan and the Riau Islands. Farmers in Riau have begun clearing undergrowth earlier than usual.

This is one incidence whereby ST doesn’t propagate the official government bullshit but obliquely disagrees instead.

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