The crowdsourced clean air revolution

Climate Economy

The crowdsourced clean air revolution

The rise of household air quality monitors is helping people see what lurks in the air they breathe. Will they help halt climate change?  When Liam Bates moved to Beijing from Canada, he expected dirty air. What he had not expected were the columns of smog that closed roads and schools and all but erased the sun. “Some days it would be noon and basically dark outside,” recalls Bates.  The 31-year old Swiss film producer had intended to use the Chinese as a base for shooting trips to exotic corners…

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