Ari Shapiro of All Things Considered wraps up his week of reporting from Delhi with a story focused on the health and development challenges the city faces from climate change and toxic air pollution. Listen to his interviews with 1) Indian doctor Gita Prakash who sees a growing prevalence of coughs, colds, allergies and asthma among her patients; 2) “Reecha Upadhyay, the organizer of an environmental campaign called Help Delhi Breathe, who says Delhi’s filthy, sometimes chunky air provides an opportunity to talk about something more abstract — climate change;” 3) US Ambassador Richard Verma who tells Shapiro, “There’s no other country on the planet that has set the kind of renewable targets and goals that India has. So I think the way to get there is a challenge, but India, I think, is really going to be a trailblazer in this whole area,” and others. NPR – All Things Considered. Listen to the 5 minute story and read the report on delhiair.org.
India’s Big Battle: Development Vs. Pollution