Air pollution is responsible for over 7 million annual deaths globally, and costs an average of 2.2 years of life worldwide. In recognition of the 2022 UN International Day of Clean Air, we share five insights shaping the discussion on one of the greatest global health challenges of our time.
According to the WHO’s 2021 updated guidelines, over 97% of the world breathes air considered to be “unhealthy”. In recognition of the 2022 UN International Day of Clean Air, we’re honored to welcome back Christa Hasenkopf, Director of Air Quality Programs at the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC) to discuss how the Air Quality Life Index is driving action on air quality.
Following April’s National Geographic cover story featuring Berkley Earth’s open-source air quality data, we sit down with Berkeley Earth’s climate scientists Dr. Robert Rohde and Dr. Zeke Hausfather to discuss global air quality trends.