India Just Had Its Most Polluted Year, According To Greenpeace India

The Wall Street Journal reports:

Pollution in India has worsened since 2005, with its citizens now exposed to a higher amount of pollution on average than people living in China. Image taken from Wikimedia Commons, originally by wili hybrid on Flickr.

Pollution in India has worsened since 2005, with its citizens now exposed to a higher amount of pollution on average than people living in China.
Image taken from Wikimedia Commons, originally by wili hybrid on Flickr.

“India just had its most polluted year on record, Greenpeace India says in a new report, for the first time pushing it above China in terms of the average amount of pollution its citizens were exposed to.

The non-governmental organization said it analysed particulate levels measured by satellites belonging to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration using a method it said was the best way to compare pollution exposure.

The use of fossil fuels in India and China has driven a dramatic rise in pollution in the two countries since 2005, the report said.

However, from 2011 to 2015, China’s efforts to reduce pollution paid off, while India’s smog intensified. China had its worst year, pollution-wise in 2011 and since then has improved, Greenpeace India analysts said.

The report said pollution levels are highest in the north of India adding that West Bengal, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh had the largest increases in pollutants.”

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2 Responses to India Just Had Its Most Polluted Year, According To Greenpeace India

  1. Robert Withey says:

    Filthy filthy country. The last place on earth worth visiting. A country with a 1 billion person + population quantifying at an unquantifiable rate. No solution.

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