World Cities to Escape Pollution Under Bubbles

Blue sky city park days could be a thing of the past if humanity continues to pollute the planet. Ross McGuiness reported in the Metro last week that Beijing’s pollution level has hit Orange for the first time: ‘The World Health Organization says the presence of tiny pollution particles – known as PM2.5 – should not exceed 25 micrograms per cubic metre. In Beijing, the levels were recorded at close to 400.’

World Health Organization building from the So...
World Health Organization building from the South-East, Geneva (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Johnson and Osborne’s U.K. Future 

Hi, it’s Wolf Whitzer with the Greenygrey News. London mayor Boris Johnson and UK Chancellor George Osborne of course cited China as a role model for the U.K. after visiting there last year.

Beijing China in Three Bands
Beijing China in Three Bands (Photo credit: sjrankin)

I think China can be an example of hard work, innovation and industriousness, but Beijing and other cities pay for industrialisation with terrible smog: reminiscent of Victorian London.

Johnson also used Harry Potter to try and bind the nations together, as Potter had a relationship with a Chinese girl called Cho Chang.

Maybe if Johnson goes to Australia he’ll mention our very own penguin classic Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps.

City Bubbles to Breathe

The article also reported ‘a British architecture and design firm based in London has a plan to let people breathe in clean air. A team at Orproject is currently working on bringing a park enclosed in a bubble to Beijing. The design proposes housing a botanical garden under a bubble dome-like structure, which could also cover office buildings, retail outlets and apartments…’ up to a whole city.

Here’s what it could look like, as featured in the Metro:

The best way to beat the Beijing smog - live in a bubble

Orproject-Bubbles-Overview

While it could be good for the Greenygrey brand to get more coverage, and is creating work, we hope humanity tackles pollution rather than having to use bubbles for clean air.

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