Blog note. Perilous times shall come. Fearful sights in diverse places. Men’s hearts failing them for fear of what is coming on earth. End of note.
Could ‘mega-fires’ push California cities on the world’s most polluted list more often?
chaffin.mitchell. AccuWeather. December 5, 2018
The United States ranks as one of the countries with the lowest air pollution, but the country could see an opposite trend if monster wildfires become the new norm as the recent U.S. government climate assessment indicates.
The Camp Fire, which recently became the most deadly and destructive wildfire in California history, bumped three of California’s cities on the list of the most polluted cities in the world on Nov. 16.
San Francisco, Sacramento and Stockton were briefly ranked as the world’s three most polluted cities during the wildfires, according to Berkeley Earth, a nonprofit that collects data from air-quality monitoring sites.
Countries that often top the list for poor air quality levels include India, China and Bangladesh.
Air pollution in India is due to population growth, increase in the numbers of vehicles, use of fuels, poor transportation systems, poor land use patterns, industrialization, as well as ineffective environmental regulations.