Competitive pollutionism no good: Business Standard (Arunabha Ghosh & Hem Himanshu Dholakia)

Screen shot 2015-03-17 at 7.58.29 AM“…Air pollution is a complex outcome of emissions (from transport, industry, power and waste) and atmospheric conditions. These conditions vary greatly in Delhi and Beijing thanks to topography, winds, temperature, and the boundary layer where pollutants mix. When inferring the impact of air pollution, comparisons [between India and China] of peak values (from a single measurement point) with 24-hour average values could be misleading. …The real issue is not which city is more polluted; both are in trouble. Instead, we must dispassionately analyse causes and effects to find practical solutions.” Business Standard. Read it on delhiair.org.

Competitive pollutionism no good
Arunabha Ghosh & Hem Himanshu Dholakia

 

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