Let's Not Kid Ourselves: Curbing Carbon and Stopping Smog Are Not the Same Thing: A hope has prevailed across

In the wake of the momentous accord sealed in Paris to curb future carbon emissions, Dehli’s air continues to scale new heights of befoulment, and Beijing, choking from the roiling murk in its own sky, has extended its second, unprecedented red alert to cover some two thousand factories. Much as the Paris deal deserves celebrating, its fruits could well wind up doing little about these cities’ aerial plights, which have helped make air pollution the single biggest cause of death and disease in our world today . A hope has prevailed across most media commentators and environmental groups that curbs on carbon emissions will also fix the dirty air in these nations’ metropolises. But that’s naïve. It doesn’t take into account how the past of pollution control inside the United States and other long-industrialized nations has conditioned us to tackling one enormous environmenta...

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