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Author: Tim Smedley
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BIC Subject: Pollution & threats to the environment
Published By: Bloomsbury
 
Published: 29-Sep-2020
Format: Paperback, 320 pages, 0x0mm
ISBN: 9781472953339
Stock Code: 2953339
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**SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROYAL SOCIETY INSIGHT INVESTMENT SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE 2019**

'Read this book and join the effort to terminate air pollution.' Arnold Schwarzenegger

Air pollution has become the world's greatest environmental health risk, and science is only beginning to reveal its wide-ranging effects. Globally, 19,000 people die each day from air pollution, killing more than HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and car accidents combined.
What happened to the air we breathe?
Sustainability journalist Tim Smedley has travelled the world to try and find the answer, visiting cities at the forefront of the fight against air pollution, including Delhi, Beijing, London and Paris. With insights from the scientists and politicians leading the battle against it, and people whose lives have been affected by it,
Clearing the Air tells the full story of air pollution for the first time- what it is, which pollutants are harmful, where they come from and o most importantly o what we can do about them.
Air pollution is a problem that can be solved. The stories uncovered on this journey show us how.
Clearing the Air is essential reading for anyone who cares about the air they breathe. And this much becomes clear- in the fight against air pollution, we all have a part to play. The fightback has begun.
'Compulsory reading' Chris Boardman**SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROYAL SOCIETY INSIGHT INVESTMENT SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE 2019**

'Read this book and join the effort to terminate air pollution.' Arnold Schwarzenegger

Air pollution has become the world's greatest environmental health risk, and science is only beginning to reveal its wide-ranging effects. Globally, 19,000 people die each day from air pollution, killing more than HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and car accidents combined.
What happened to the air we breathe?
Sustainability journalist Tim Smedley has travelled the world to try and find the answer, visiting cities at the forefront of the fight against air pollution, including Delhi, Beijing, London and Paris. With insights from the scientists and politicians leading the battle against it, and people whose lives have been affected by it,
Clearing the Air tells the full story of air pollution for the first time- what it is, which pollutants are harmful, where they come from and o most importantly o what we can do about them.
Air pollution is a problem that can be solved. The stories uncovered on this journey show us how.
Clearing the Air is essential reading for anyone who cares about the air they breathe. And this much becomes clear- in the fight against air pollution, we all have a part to play. The fightback has begun.
'Compulsory reading' Chris Boardman
Tim Smedley is an award-winning sustainability journalist. After ten years in London o first as a business journalist, latterly as a freelancer writer covering the environment o he left in 2014, fleeing the polluted streets for Oxfordshire where he is now based. At first, air pollution was just another environmental story to file. But air pollution seemed to get under his skin and into his veins o literally, as it turned out o and the more he researched, the more concerned he became. Never before had an environmental story come as close to home as this.
Tim has written for the Financial Times, the Guardian, The Sunday Times, New Scientist, and most recently the BBC. Clearing the Air is his first book.
www.timsmedleywriter.com / @TimSmedley