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😡 No End To India's Air Pollution Crisis


Oxygen Mag

November 23 · Issue #27 · View online

Handpicked stories for people who care about clean air.

🙏 Namaste! K chaa?
It’s Amrit from Kathmandu this week. It’s so nice to see sunshine and blue skies here after the past couple weeks in Delhi. Kathmandu has it’s fair share of air pollution worries (mostly dust), but it’s refreshing to be here. Delhi had some respite too due to winds blowing the smog away temporarily, and unsurprisingly several people rushed to take credit for improving Delhi’s air. Now, the smog and “very unhealthy” levels of air pollution are back.
But there is some good news worth celebrating. Some journalists have been doing a remarkable job over the past two weeks covering Delhi’s air pollution. In this issue of Oxygen Mag, I bring you some of those:

🙄 Are you kidding me? That's really how Delhi tried to fight air pollution last week.
🙄 Are you kidding me? That's really how Delhi tried to fight air pollution last week.
Handpicked Stories For You 🙌
😡 Dear Environment Minister, Stop Denying The Seriousness of Smog
📈 Delhi's off-the-charts smog, explained
🇮🇳 India: New Delhi is the most polluted city on earth right now
💀 Delhi's Toxic Sky - The Atlantic
🤢 Delhi, Blanketed in Toxic Haze, ‘Has Become a Gas Chamber’
⛑ Reverse migration? Pollution in India's cities draws residents back to rural life
☔ Delhi pollution: 75,000-litre water sprinkled at ITO fails to make a difference
🏃 Runners Compete In Delhi Half Marathon Amid Heavy Pollution
“I have run a 100km race at over 4000m altitude, I’ve raced through the night, through two nights, at below -20°C and above +35°C, but I still can’t believe they ran the Delhi half marathon yesterday.”  -Lauri Myllyvirta, Green Peace
A Note From Smokey's Nest 🌲
✈️ If you are in Delhi and want to get together for coffee and chat about air pollution, reply to this e-mail, and we’ll make it happen. I’ll be back in Delhi soon and be in town for a while, if my lungs and heart can hold up.
👉 My Oxygen Mag is your Oxygen Mag: If you want to curate an upcoming issue on your research, interests, products or city/country, just let me know!
Until next week,
-Amrit Sharma 😷Founder, AirAirAir and SmokeyNew Delhi, India
Bonus: An Op-Ed by Shankkar Aiyar about the 20 year history of India’s air pollution denial. It’s worth a read.
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