Air Pollution

SouthViews No. 135, 17 November 2016

Actions Needed Urgently to Tackle Air Pollution – Part 2

By Martin Khor

Actions are urgently needed to curb air pollution, which has emerged as the biggest threat to health and the environment, and they need to be taken at global and national levels. (This is the second of two articles on air pollution.) This article was published by Inter Press Service (IPS) on 14 November 2016. (more…)

SouthViews No. 134, 16 November 2016

Air Pollution Emerges as a Top Killer Globally – Part 1

By Martin Khor

New research is showing that air pollution is a powerful if silent killer, causing 6.5 million worldwide deaths as well as being the major cause of climate change. Air pollution has emerged as a leading cause of deaths and serious ailments in the world. Emissions that cause air pollution and are Greenhouse Gases are also the main factor causing climate change. Therefore, drastically reducing air pollution should now be treated as a top priority. (more…)


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