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[Bali life] Silent Day, Nyepi, and CO2 reduction

Today is Nyepi, the Balinese Hindu New Year, also known as Silent Day. It's a day to do nothing and reflect on yourself, so the lights are not on and the airport is closed. Of course, the traffic lights don't work, and there are no cars on the road. Every year, the Indonesian Meteorological Agency conducts a study on the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions during Nyepi, and Bali is probably the only place in the world where such a social experiment can be conducted on an island with 4 million inhabitants. The results show that, on average, the concentration of carbon dioxide can be reduced by about a third. It is a scientific fact that human activity is associated with carbon dioxide emissions.

Check slides 7 and 8.

I shouldn't do anything either, so I'll leave it at that. This year we are still in the rainy season due to La Niña. Nyepi is free from artificial light, so it is a lovely night when the sky is clear.

This is a photo from last year.

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