Wednesday, June 26The Voice of London

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Londoners, don’t breathe too deep: The fight for a clean air is far from over

Activism, Society
Despite international efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, results show that pollution is, in fact, increasing. With the UN Climate Change Conference just around the corner, Voice of London evaluates why the efforts in tackling climate change are having so little effect. It is a sad time for the greens. This week, the World Health Organisation (WHO) revealed that 44 cities in the UK have pollutions levels so high it is dangerous for people to breath. According to the WHO, exposure to dirty particles should not exceed 10 micrograms per cubic metre of air. London air presented 15 micrograms. The situation is indeed worrying as pollution in London is estimated to be responsible for 9,000 deaths every year. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has been working on strategies to reduce veh
Young Londoners campaign for cleaner air

Young Londoners campaign for cleaner air

Activism, Environment, News
I spoke to one young Londoner striving to give young people a voice on issues surrounding the environment. Reporter: Chloe Chapman | Sub-Editor: Jack Cummings In light of the recent US Presidential election, fear has spread across the globe about the fate of our planet. Donald Trump has been vocal about his views on the global warming crisis for years on social media, tweeting controversial statements like “Any and all weather events are used by the GLOBAL WARMING HOAXTERS to justify higher taxes to save our planet!”. Despite what Trump believes, 97 percent of scientists have agreed that humans are responsible for climate change and that it’s a very real threat to our planet. With air pollution being one of the main culprits for global warming, focus has recently shifted to Lon