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.