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India’s Government Must Address Country’s Air Pollution Problem

New York Times: Cutting Through India’s Smog
Editorial Board

“Proof of the grave air pollution problem confronting India is seen not just in the suffocating smog that on many days crowds out the sun in New Delhi, the world’s most polluted city. It can be measured as well in the fact that the country has the world’s highest death rate from chronic respiratory diseases, which kill an estimated 1.5 million Indians every year. … Yet the government has failed to address with any urgency what is indisputably a national health emergency. And it is more than just a national emergency. … India’s inaction is a problem for everybody, not just its more than 1.2 billion people…” (2/23).

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