Tuesday, January 17, 2012
The Mefitic Effects of Climate Change
Standing in the strong wind at 50 meter high roof facing the stormy Mediterranean (Are you afraid of heights? the bastards asked) I formulated a theory: the strong wind may cause, by the Venturi effect, a suction force in the soil-air pipes and temporarily empty the odor traps in the higher floors. But why has appeared this issue now and never before? May be people was less sensible to air quality in the past, may be before the internet their opinion was of less consequence, and may be the climate has changed and the Eastern Mediterranean winds at that altitude are stronger than before. I asked for a thousand dollars for the solution. They insinuated that I was dirt cheap, the amount asked is insignificant relative the public relations disaster they are facing. They succeeded in spoiling my excitement of having a non-routine, interesting problem to solve. I'll keep myself (and you) posted about my progress.