Karachi Tops Air Pollution Data

An article titled ‘Megacities by Numbers’ in the June 2007 issue of IEEE Spectrum Online has named Karachi as the most air polluted city in the world. While the report is based on a bit of old data (1999), it still puts the pm10 value in Karachi close to 250. Eight years and at least a million vehicles later, the actual figure in 2007 ought to have increased beyond 250.

p.s: 5th of June was World Environment Day.

7 Comments so far

  1. Mehboob (unregistered) on June 6th, 2007 @ 12:50 pm

    Most Polluted Cities In The World is Linfen, Shanxi Province, China,,, out of 20 top poluted cities 16 are chinese,,,, reason is that most of induystries are power by coal power plant,,,,

  2. d0ct0r (unregistered) on June 6th, 2007 @ 12:58 pm

    Chinese plan to setup a coal power plant here too..

  3. Phil (unregistered) on June 6th, 2007 @ 4:05 pm

    Go plant a tree, NOW! Damn, that is high. LA is almost bottom.

  4. Salman A. (unregistered) on June 6th, 2007 @ 8:11 pm

    Karachi topping the list in air pollution? Shame on both Karachiites and its policy makers…… Need long term planning for the cure of this cancer…
    1- media should focus on environment issues instead of these useless bullshit talk shows and 3rd class quality entertainment..
    2- all vehicles should be smoke tested and a permit should be issued to each car and motorcycle on a PASS / FAIL basis..
    3- stop cutting trees in case there are left any, everywhere, including the cemeteries..
    4- govt. should give incentives e.g. tax break to homeowners for planting tress in their yards..
    5- that’s all for now..

    IEEE, good job, I am proud of being a member :)

  5. Haseeb A (unregistered) on June 6th, 2007 @ 9:17 pm

    Sheeeeeeeeeeet. no wonder!!!

  6. Jaad Syed (unregistered) on June 6th, 2007 @ 11:14 pm

    hmm, yet to check the online issues!

    any idea why the issues by snail mail not coming???

  7. Jaad Syed (unregistered) on June 6th, 2007 @ 11:15 pm

    hmm, yet to check the online issues!

    any idea why the issues by snail mail not coming???

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