Air quality picture that is not about China…

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No the picture is not of some city in China. No it is not in a developing country. This is a picture of Paris. To think, of all places. This is just a reminder that air pollution is not a national issue but a global issue.

Think back to when the banning of cars based on the number on the plates was in the US? Well today in Paris, only those vehicles with the odd number plates were allowed on the road. The poor people with the even plates had to take public transportation or risk being fined.

Hey the bright side is that all public transportation was free starting last Friday and will last a few days. Now that is some incentive for getting some cars off the road.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/15/world/europe/paris-suffers-a-spring-smog-attack.html?_r=0

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About t5huang

Masters in Environmental Science at UPenn Candidate
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