Air pollution

1661 Air pollution

The book of science

Tom Sharp

John Evelyn atmospheric sciences

Air pollution


That’s not it

London is not the only city plagued by air pollution. We also have New Delhi, Beiging, and Los Angeles.

For centuries, climate aggregated and aggravated the effects of air pollution. Today, air pollution is creating climate change.

Burning fossil fuels, incinerating waste, leaving waste to decompose, concentrating animals raised for food, overapplying pesticides and fungicides on crops, leaving farms and ranges susceptible to erosion by water and wind, starting wildfires, allowing nuclear tests and failing to prevent nuclear accidents, choosing construction materials and solvents that emit toxins, and overusing cosmetic products all contribute to air pollution.

Noise pollution, light pollution, and unwanted commercial advertizing combine with air pollution to foul the commons.

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