The situation in India could very well be a reflection of what might come to other countries in the world is pollutions goes unabated. We are at a point where direct and conrete actions need to be done in order to preserve air quality and slowly improve it so that future generations can be assured that the earth remains habitable.David D’Angelo, Spokesperson – Aksyon Kalikasan (Green Party of the Philippines)
Officials have implored the people of New Delhi to stay inside, indefinitely. Five million children in India’s capital have been handed face masks. Everyone is to keep windows closed. Contrary to the most fundamental medical advice, the city’s chief minister urged residents this week to “avoid outdoor physical activities.”
News images seem cut from an apocalyptic outbreak film. One of India’s holiest rivers is covered in toxic foam that looks like white cotton candy. Midday visibility is like a foggy dusk. The air reportedly causes people’s eyes to burn.
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