Opinion: Poor Science Contributes to Delhi’s Air Pollution Crisis | The Scientist Magazine®

Sometimes the obviousness of governmental corruption–systemic or not–is obvious, more obvious than usual. The Delhi case below is an instance, but hardly unique in India or anywhere. But rather than complain about corruption, it’s worth considering how the ways in which the changing climate will compel (governmental) action. That action could be of the sort seen in the Trump administration’s reaction to Hurricane Maria’s devastation of Puerto Rico or in the rather more fair and farsighted actions of other polities. But whether the action is negative or positive, the facts of climate change, and its causes, puts the role of government front and centre.

The sources of pollution are not known yet because of incomplete data collection.

Source: Opinion: Poor Science Contributes to Delhi’s Air Pollution Crisis | The Scientist Magazine®