In the 19th century, England was the most prosperous country in the world. Britain was suffering from air pollution due mainly to the use of coal fuel. However, pollution was not a problem for Britain. He flew to the Nordic countries, including Norway. Ibsen says Britain's air pollution cover a dark shroud over the skies of northern Europe. Passing a strong environmental message, Ibsen is known as the author and pioneer of the European environmental movement.
Air pollution levels in Korea are among the worst in the world. The U.S. space agency NASA announced that it tracked the concentration of NO2 (NO2) in 195 cities worldwide by using high-resolution satellite data for ten years from 2005 to 2014. Nitrogen dioxide is a representative air pollutant emitted from automobile, plant, and industrial processes. By the way, Seoul ranked fifth in the world for polluted air. The metropolitan area and the Daesan area were very similar to the same level.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) warned that nine million Koreans could die early by 2060 if air pollution is not improved in South Korea. On March 28, 2017, Britain's Financial Times reported that South Korea's top three cities had hit the top three spots for bad air. Moreover, in the World Economic Forum (WEF) in 2017, Korea`s level of ultra-fine dust is ranked at the lowest level among 136 countries, according to the WEF.
What is believed is that the fine dust forecast in Korea is becoming increasingly severe. In 2017, the number of dust warnings was nearly twice as high compared to last year. The social costs of fine dust in Korea exceed 14 trillion won per year. It is an enormous economic burden.
So what causes the nation to be called the worst air polluter in the world? Although academics vary according to scholars ' research methods or subjectivity, it is believed that approximately 30 to 60 percent of pollutants come from China. A team of researchers from Seoul National University (SNU) argues that contaminated air masses from China's Sichuan Province have invaded our country. Proper air pressure (high atmospheric pressure) poses the worst air pollution condition to act as a ' pump ' that constantly drags on Chinese pollutants.
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