Clearing the Air

Clearing the Air

In Australia, we take clean air for granted. But, globally clean air is becoming a scarce commodity due to the continued growth in the uptake of polluting forms of energy. Last year, Chinese multimillionaire Chen Guangbiao made headlines across the world when he sold 10 million ‘cans of fresh air’ in the 10 days for $0.80c each as pollution levels climbed to record highs. His effort was tongue-in-cheek, to advocate for better air quality, with proceeds going to poor regions.

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Undeniable future benefits from carbon management

Undeniable future benefits from carbon management

I recently read an article ‘Coal’s high cost in China: 2.5 billion years of  life expectancy’, discussing the high costs of coal use in China. The title stating that the high cost is 2.5 billion  years of life expectancy. Wow! The article outlines the study that correlated  life expectancy data of the population in China to the high levels of air  pollution from coal powered heating.

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