Skip to comments.Here are the world’s worst cities for air pollution (Al Gore Suicide Watch)
Posted on 10/20/2013 7:43:59 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
Here are the worlds worst cities for air pollution, and theyre not the ones youd expect.
In 2010, some 223,000 people around the world died from lung cancer caused by exposure to air pollution, the World Health Organization (WHO) said yesterday. And more than half of those deaths are believed to have been in China and elsewhere in East Asia. Here are the worlds worst cities for air pollution, according to the WHO. +
Exposure to air pollution is getting worse in parts of the world, especially industrializing countries, according to the WHO. The WHOs key announcement yesterday was that it has included outdoor air pollution on its definitive list of the worlds known carcinogensan addition that, it hopes, will get governments to do something about it. Air pollution is the worlds worst environmental carcinogen and more dangerous than second-hand smoke, for instance, the health body said. +
As the chart above shows, the cities with the worst air are often not big capitals, but provincial places with heavy industry in them or nearby. Ahwaz, for instance, in southwestern Iran, far outstrips infamously polluted cities like New Delhi or Beijing, with 372 parts per million of particles smaller than 10 micrometers (PM10), compared to the world average of 71. Life expectancy for the city of 1.2 million residents is the lowest in Iran. +
Why so bad? In Ahwaz, Iranian meteorology officials have blamed the US for the spike, claiming the presence of US forces in Iraq during the Iran-Iraq war of the 1980s destroyed agriculture and caused desertification. But researchers cite heavy industry in and around the city, like oil, metal and petrochemical processing, and blame the desertification on the draining of marshes and a national project that has diverted local water away from the city.
Notice how low L.A. is. They’ve really turned it around. A combination of exhaust gas recirculation and catalytic converters.
Looks to me like Big Al should go over and bother his buddies in Iran with his nonsense.
YES and the U.S. is ALWAYS the focus of the U.N. and the global warming elite limo liberals as the reason to blame. Like every other freaking problem in this world....the finger is pointed towards Islamic nations.
>>Notice how low L.A. is. Theyve really turned it around.<<
When I was a kid we used to have “smog alerts.” I don’t think we have had them in the last 25 years.
Dallas has smog and ozone alerts all summer long...shocked they are not on the list.
“Dust” is being redefined as “pollution.”
Well we got rid of air pollution, but the Left realized it wasn’t enough for them to gain power, so then they had to invent other crises’ such as “Acid Rain” in the 70s, then of course, when that failed, we got “Global Warming”, then “Climate Change.”
My son has to do business in Beijing from time to time, and he says the pollution is absolutely horrible. I’m really surprised that it’s worse in all those Muslim countries. I wouldn’t have thought they were that industrialized.
I looked up Ahwaz, Iran on Google Maps. It a city in a desert, not unlike Las Vegas, except the desert goes on much farther. Of course it is going to have an uncontrollable dust problem. The only things they could possibly do bring down the levels of dust are to encase the city in a large sci-fi dome like Logan’s Run, or move the city.
I grew up in LA. 64 years.
It was hell when I was a child. But today, I see very lovely clear skies.
Probably volatiles from all the oil operations in the desert.
Where are the Texas cities? According to the moonbats, Texas is polluting the world.
Ahwaz has 3.2 million people and moving it might be tough
I seem to remember that Phil Silvers got Uncle Jed Clampett to finance the boring of a huge hole through the mountains east of LA, and the mounting a huge exhaust fan inside. LA was going to get the clean air, the people on the other side of the mountains were going to get the smog, and Uncle Jed was gonna get the shaft.
So our worst city is equal to Paris.
When I was a kid we traveled through Pittsburg in the mid 50’s, couldn’t see very far. Then in 61 we went to New York to put my older sister on a steamship for a European trip and it was pretty much just a constant haze.
Albore flew where on his private jet and rode in his stretch limos to say this?
The only reason Hilo, HI is even ON that list is because of the ACTIVE Volcano just down the road. Sometimes you can smell it, but it’s Mother Nature, NOT human-Caused.
It will snow in the punch bowl, and within hours, all of the snow capped mountains are browned. It is pretty nasty.
No kidding, you have to wash your clothes twice and rinse extra when you get back to the states to get the smell out.
The countryside is gorgeous, but the capitol is everything you'd expect in a glorious utopian paradise.
Watch out, Jim.
algore’s coming for ya.
Notice that all the EU cities are in former Soviet Bloc countries. That’s the dirty little secret that leftists want hidden. For all the talk of the damage that capitalists do to the environment, the damage is multiplied when a government controls the production.
Dallas just isn’t in the same league as the pollution overseas when actually measure it.
Horton doesn’t really give a “WHO”.
To #15> re “moving Ahwaz”. No problem if everyone pushes at the same time.
Or they could all knit blankets to cover the desert. Whichever is easier.
How did Tokyo get off the list? At one time the air was so bad that people used to weear face masks and there were oxygen dispensers on the streets [similar to parking meters] where you deposited so many yen for several minutes’ worth of raw oxygen.
I lived in Pasadena in the early ‘70s. On bad days, my eyes felt like the air had as much sulfuric acid as oxygen.
Yup. Kilauea Volcano, and today and yesterday have been oppressive, but only several days per year in Hilo proper. If they are considering the southern and southwestern parts of the island, the vog has been regular for quite a while. It could stop at any moment, or run for eternity
Lots of sandy places on that list. And not much water to wet down the dirt.
In winter there are thousands of wood stoves caused by the outrageous price of other sources of energy.
In summer, we are usually surrounded by tens of thousands of square miles of uncontrolled forest fires. I have asthma and sometimes it hurts to breathe. It feels like someone is standing on my chest. I am not bothered in winter...
Indeed. That is why I felt it was inappropriate to list Hilo as a “Polluted” City!
And i would put up with the vog...I LUV DA BIG ISLAND!
My Best GF was in Romania when Ceausescu was removed.
There was a grey city (cement plants), a red city (bauxite), a white city (God Knows), and thousands of filthy orphanages for “the CHILDREN”.
A real workers paradise.
Perhaps they are not real but the imagination of some agenda driven wackos developing and then feeding numbers to the paper.
Perhaps this is Al’s way of going “international.” Funds here must be drying up.
I was wondering why Fairbanks was on the list
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.