Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Mumbai's Vast Garbage Dump Burning

From Mr. Lalloobhoy Battliwala

Leaving aside the pretense and presumptuousness of the global dalliance with pretty or powerful women, urban air pollution will continue to kill from unmonitored sources - landfills, industry effluents, leaf-burning, other wastes, brick kilns, I could go on, (Vehicular emissions get counted with goofy emission factors and incomplete sales data because the anti-fossil fuel maniacs are gullible enough to see demons anywhere).

While the Neros play fiddles and experts do Water Boiling Tests. I have seen and inhaled landfill smokes. I have yet to see an epidemiological study on varying composition of pollutants, and differential toxicities according to population characteristics (changing rapidly over time as urban populations increase and so do land pressures).

Why bother?

@ Wall Street Journal - Mumbai's Vast Garbage Dump Burning

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