New Delhi just got picked as Number 1 city in the world.
No one should be surprised as it’s in a country that has few environmental restrictions yet the assholes at the UN want America to cut it’s out[put of “harmful” gases and pay a carbon tax so that these fuckers can continue to get away with it.
I vote we give India a permanent pass on pollution. Let them shit in the streets. Bathe in cow-shit filled rivers. Burn their dead on river banks. Lower their factory chimneys and allow the use of heavy metal materials in their furnaces.
With any luck in 50 years they’ll all be dead.
The Indian capital’s air quality has plummeted to the worst possible category, very severe, on Friday, with locals and visitors being advised to wear dust masks.
New Delhi’s average air pollution level (PM2.5 score) was a whopping 187, far from London’s rush hour measure of 27, and Birmingham’s rush-hour measure of just 15.
A PM2.5 pollution score is used to measure the amount of tiny particulate matter which can dangerously clog lungs.
India’s Central Pollution Control Board announced it would warn people to avoid jogging outdoors in the early morning and after sunset, and to keep medicine nearby if asthmatic.
The most recent air pollution data from the World Health Organisation released in March said India was one of the world’s 10 most polluted countries.
A Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution Authority warned on Thursday that air pollution in the capital region is likely to peak from next week as toxic fumes from the burning of agricultural fields in the neighbouring northern states.
Crop burning will be at its peak in the first week of November as farmers prepare their fields for sowing winter crops.
They have been ignoring government warnings of a penalty, and some said they can’t afford to buy harvesting machines costing up to 50,000 rupees (£530) a piece.
The court earlier this week ordered that firecrackers could be exploded between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. on the festival night in two weeks and could not be sold online.
It also said that only less polluting firecrackers could be manufactured and sold.
Activist Saurabh Bhasin, one of the three advocates who brought the firecrackers case to the Indian Supreme Court, said the focus is now on finding ways to force implementation.
He said: ‘With air, while individuals can do their best, at the end of the day the solution does lie with the government and the authorities a lot more than with us.
‘From an implementation perspective, frankly, now the ball really does shift to the government and local authorities.’
Authorities also are trying to lower the amount of dust in the air by sprinkling water in many neighbourhoods and ordering builders to cover construction sites.
The transport department is checking busses entering the region for valid emission papers and threatening to punish violators.
The government has banned diesel vehicles that are more than 10 years old.’