Category Archives: Smog worldwide

Who is Responsible for Carbon Neutrality?

Who is Responsible for Carbon Neutrality? I don’t have the answers to this. I just have a lot of questions. Hundreds of firms will at sometime sign up for Carbon neutrality. This may well include all large and important American … Continue reading

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Notes on the Global Climate Action Summit, Day 2

Notes on the Global Climate Action Summit, Day 2 The YouTube video is at https://youtu.be/en9cDvXWPtw This is a long set of notes, but the video is seven hours long. High-Level Thematic Dialogues The Ocean-Climate Challenge Julie Packard, Executive Director of … Continue reading

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Automotive Safety and the Trump Fuel Standards Rollback

Automobile Safety and the Trump Fuel Standards Rollback The Trump administration and EPA is giving out automobile safety as the reason for not increasing the fuel efficiency standards. They are using a rather specious argument that with better fuel economy, … Continue reading

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Southern California Air Pollution Data from the American Lung Association

Southern California Air Pollution Data from the American Lung Association The American Lung Association (www.lung.org) in “State of the Air 2018” has good data and presentations on US air pollution, and those susceptible to it.  Here, we will cover areas … Continue reading

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Global Health Effects from Particulates and Indoor Air Pollution

In a new report: State of Global Air 2018, a Health Effects Institute Special Report, we have new data on deaths from fine particles, and from indoor fuel burning. Their website is www.stateofglobalair.com The data are from 2016. A comparative … Continue reading

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Yet Another LA Awards Show: Traffic Congestion in the US and California

Los Angeles has won the INRIX Traffic Scorecard award as the most gridlocked city on the entire planet!  This is given out by the transportation analytics company INRIX, which tracks many drivers.  This is reported on by Katie Pyzyk on … Continue reading

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Smoggy Areas Around The World

Smoggy Areas Around the World We use the global air quality data of aqicn.org, a Chinese database, to highlight the smoggiest areas or countries around the world.  Our maps are just an arbitrary day during the winter.  The summer probably … Continue reading

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Health Effects and Costs of California Smog

Health Effects and Costs of Southern California Smog This post comes from a comprehensive 2011 analysis by Jane Hall and Victor Brajer of Cal State University Fullerton, and Fred Lurmann, in Contemporary Economic Policy, Oct. 1, 2011, Volume 29, No. … Continue reading

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The Pervasive and Worldwide Effects of Smog

The Pervasive and Worldwide Effects of Smog I recently saw data on the worldwide deaths caused by smog. As large as these were, they do not capture how much smog affects everyone exposed to it, and especially sensitive people with … Continue reading

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