PUBLIC SMOG is a park in the atmosphere that fluctuates in location and scale. The park is constructed through financial, legal, or political activities that open it for public use.
Activities to create Public Smog have included purchasing and retiring emission offsets in regulated emissions markets, making them inaccessible to polluting industries.
When Public Smog is built through this process, it exists in the unfixed public airspace above the region where offsets are purchased and withheld from use. The park’s size varies, reflecting the amount of emissions allowances purchased and the length of contract, compounded by seasonal fluctuations in air quality.
Other activities to create Public Smog impact the size, location, and duration of the park. These activities include an attempt to submit Earth’s atmosphere for inscription on UNESCO ’s World Heritage List.
Any state that has signed the World Heritage Convention and wants to support a World Heritage submission to the Tentative List - acting as State Party in presenting a nomination file on behalf of Earth’s atmosphere - should contact this website.
PUBLIC SMOG is subject to prevailing winds, and the long-range transport of aerosols and gases.
The Lower Park opened to the public for the 2004 summer smog season above the Coastal Zone of California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District. The Lower Park is currently closed.
The Upper Park opened to the public from December 2006 through December 2007 over the European Union. It opened again from April to August 2010 over the United States. The Upper Park is currently closed.
PUBLIC SMOG only exists through use and continual action. Passive use such as breathing is encouraged, as are activities for taking back the air.
PUBLIC SMOG is open to the public free of charge.