Unsafe Cities: 70% Have ‘Dangerous’ Fossil Fueled Air Pollution


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Unsafe Cities: 70% Have ‘Dangerous’ Fossil Fueled Air Pollution says the World Health Organization, reports Sophie Yeo at Responding to Climate Change. Almost 90% of the world’s urban population live in cities where the air is unsafe to breathe, according to UN data.

** Yet another reason to kick the fossil fuel habit: it’s poisoning most of us.




Join us May 21 to sound the alarm on climate change.

In March, I stayed up all night with thirty other senators to urge Congress to take immediate action on climate change.

Last week, the National Climate Assessment confirmed that climate change is real, it’s already altering our daily lives, and we have the power to slow it down. And now, we’re bringing the wake-up call right to Congress’ front door.

As co-chairs of the Climate Action Task Force, Senator Barbara Boxer and I invite you to join us on Ma‌y 2‌1, 2‌014 when we kick off the Capitol Hill Climate Action Rally to wake up Congress to climate change. Other climate champions in the House and Senate will join us to show public support for action on climate change.

At the rally, we will literally sound the alarm on climate change: We’ll be setting alarms on our phones, tablets, or hand-held devices to ring at 5 p.m. EST. And we want you to join us.

Will you join the rally virtually by signing on and urging Congress to wake up to climate change? Help Senator Barbara Boxer and me sound the alarm for climate change today.

The devastating effects of climate change are apparent all around us, and we need to take action right now — before it’s too late. I hope you will join me, Senator Barbara Boxer, and other climate change champions across the country to address one of the most pressing issues for our generation: to protect our planet right now — for us and for our children.


Sheldon Whitehouse
U.S. Senator

Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here. This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is this year!) so please, spread the word. It’s our way of telling Congress that a strong clean energy voting bloc is out there. This is how YOU can make a difference.

For more on Climate Change, check out my weekly column at the HuffingtonPost, Climate Change This Week

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About melharte

Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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