air pollution

A considerable part of the world seems to have become increasingly aware and concerned abut climate.

Although climate change affects every region differently as the pollution levels also differ, there is possibly no region that remains completely unaffected by climate change.

The air, the water, the soil, every element is suffering, and we’re responsible for it.

According to World Air Quality Report (2018), air pollution will take an estimated seven million lives globally in the next year, while costing the world’s economy nearly 225 billion USD.

Executive Director of Greenpeace South East Asia, Yeb Sano, commented on the report:

“Air pollution steals our livelihoods and our futures, but we can change that. In addition to human lives lost, there’s an estimated global cost of 225 billion dollars in lost labor and trillions in medical costs. this has enormous impacts, on our health and on our wallets. We want this report to make people think about the air we breathe, because when we understand the impacts of air quality on our lives, we will act to protect what’s most important.”

Frank Hammes, IQAir CEO, said:

“The 2018 World Air Quality Report is based on the review, compilation, and validation of data from tens of thousands of air quality monitoring stations around the world. Now everyone with a cellphone has free access to this data via the AirVisual platform.

This has also created a demand for air quality monitoring in cities or regions where no public data is available. Communities and organizations from California to Kabul are supplementing governmental monitoring efforts with their own low-cost air quality monitoring networks, and are giving everyone access to more hyper-local information.”

Findings from the report include that out of 20 most polluted cities in the world, 18 are in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.

In Pakistan, Lahore seems to be in the worst condition as it is now the world’s second most air polluted city.

Moreover, air pollution in India has worsened after Diwali, especially in Delhi.


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