Urgently NEED Metropolitan De-Growth in India
November 2016 Special Issue: LINK
The aim is pollution control, not theatre: Sunita Narain ...
The great puzzle is the reason for the spikes in PM 2.5 levels in Nov. in DelhiDATA Link:http://www.urbanemissions.info/delhi-india/delhi-ambient-monitoring-data-boxplots/
Data comparison with 2012, 2013 and 2014
Why is there only one spike (in Nov. 2012) one year and two in the next year (in Nov. 2013 and Jan. 2014)? Is the first because of stubble-burning and the second because of inversion?
These sudden spikes are causing any number of cases of wheezing, stroke, heart attack and so on. Our bodies, esp those of children and pregnant women, are esp vulnerable to sudden spikes in poisons.
(The title has 'aircopalypse' instead of 'airpocalypse' )
OPINION Ashish kothari 13 Nov. 017
Avoiding Airpocalypse: It's Time to Move Beyond Quick Fixes and Tackle the Root Cause of Crisis
THE FIXATION ON ECONOMIC GROWTH INDICATORS HAS BLINDED OUR DECISION-MAKERS TO THE ENORMOUS SOCIAL AND ECOLOGICAL DAMAGE BEING CAUSED BY SUCH GROWTH.
Foul air: Thermal power more to blame than crackers
US exports of tar sands waste are fuelling Delhi’s air pollution crisis
- This order has huge pollution reduction potential as large number of industrial units in the neighbouring states of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Haryana are resorting to indiscriminate use of these toxic fuels
- EPCA investigation has exposed extremely high sulphur level in these fuels ranging from more than 20,000 PPM to 74,000 PPM as opposed to only 50 PPM sulphur in BSIV transport fuels
- The Environment Ministry has been directed to pay a penalty of Rs 200,000 for delaying the process of setting and notifying emissions standards
Green goals for the Delhi aam aadmi
"The misguided national subsidy on diesel — a subsidy intended to benefit the poor and is instead well-harvested by wealthy automobile owners — should be offset in Delhi by an equivalent tax.”
If strict regulations for capping automobile licenses are followed, Delhi’s citizens can reap triple benefits: cleaner air, quicker and safer transportation, and more money in their pockets
NEWS PAPERS ON AIR POLLUTION
4 November 2016