31 Jan '18, 10am

Can pollution-sniffing sensors drive climate action?

Local air pollution contributes to climate change and threatens human health. The World Health Organization estimates that 7 million people die every year from breathing polluted air, with poor and disadvantaged populations and children the most at risk. Moreover, the same fossil fuel burning energy-consuming behaviors that puts more than 70 percent of greenhouse gases into our atmosphere, accelerating global warming, also accounts for well over 80 percent of damaging criteria pollutants such as sulfur-dioxide and PM2.5. By creating personalized risk exposure profiles that create awareness about these threats, AirAware seeks to empower individuals to hold governments accountable and push for action to target the co-drivers of climate change and public health threats.

Full article: https://www.greenbiz.com/article/can-pollution-sniffing-s...

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