Indrajala wrote:Include Delhi in your prayers, too.
Cities with the worst air pollution
Source: World Health Organisation
Kim O'Hara wrote:Indrajala wrote:Include Delhi in your prayers, too.
Indeed. Delhi has the top ranking in a new WHO report: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-05-08/10-countries-with-the-worlds-dirtiest-air/5438872
The really good news for Beijing is that it comes in at 77th but of course that's bad news for other places:
That (77th) is probably a mistake, the number that I found for Beijing is 17th !!!
Air Pollution in Beijing and China http://factsanddetails.com/china/cat10/sub66/item392.html
I suspect that the chinese have improved their public image in the WHO by bribery or by other similar methods.
In the factsanddetails.com article environmental researcher Mr Steven Andrews contends that the Beijing government systematically manipulated the data and standards to create more "blue sky" days, ( at the bottom in Unreliability of Chinese Pollution Data).
Aemilius wrote:In the Facts and Details they also tell about underground coal fires that have been burning for decades. These fires burn 20 to 30 million tons of coal annually, without filters obviously, and without any usefulness to the chinese citizens.
Aemilius wrote:Took few weeks to extinguish!? Sounds like children's play, when compared to the underground fires in China.
In China they worked continuously four years in extinguishing one particular coal fire. They then erected a monument for this grand achievement. But one year later the fire had started again!