In Thailand, they were experiencing some frightening levels of air pollution. It was so bad that the government made the ultimate decision to shut down public schools for a week so they could have some time to work on ways to improve what has happened. They had some complaints from parents regarding this decision to keep kids home because they wouldn’t be able to stay home all week from work so they were wondering how they were going to pay for care. They also argued that at home or at school they’re inside so it’s all the same. But the government was also thinking that this shutdown would reduce some transportation to not add to the problem.
Some of the ways to improve the air quality included: producing artificial rain, drones spraying water, drones spraying water mixed with molasses, planes with water sprayers, and even fire trucks shooting their hoses into the air. These may seem crazy but this goes to show just how desperate these times are. Hopefully this situation will bring light to the problems our current ways of living are causing to the environment. Overall, these desperate times are necessary for drastic change to happen and be permanently enacted.