Life And Breath In The Age Of Air Pollution | KALW

Life And Breath In The Age Of Air Pollution

Sep 16, 2019

  

On this edition of Your Call, we continue our weeklong series on the climate crisis with Beth Gardiner, author of Choked: Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution.

Today, only five percent of the population breathe truly healthful air. Air pollution prematurely kills nine million people a year, including 100,000 Americans. In her new book, Gardiner traveled the globe to find out how can we stop the forces causing air pollution and build a cleaner, healthier future for all. 

Guest: 

Beth Gardiner, author of Choked: Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution

Web Resources:

Gizmodo’s Earther: Trump EPA Moves to Gut Clean Air Act by Deregulating a Major Greenhouse Gas

 

The New York Times: The Deadly Toll of Air Pollution

 

Financial Times: How safe is the air we breathe?

 

Grist: Cheaper electricity, dirtier air? Black communities navigate a tricky relationship with polluters