Im­pres­sion from space

Down to Earth - - THE FORTNIGHT -

Scott Kelly, who has the dis­tinc­tion of hav­ing spent a year in the space, has said that the level of pol­lu­tion in China and In­dia is VKRFNLQJ k6HHLQJ SODFHV OLNH &KLQD DQG ,QGLD DQG WKH pol­lu­tion that ex­ists there al­most all the time is quite VKRFNLQJ y .HOO\ VDLG LQ D PHGLD DSSHDUDQFH ZLWK US Pres­i­dent Barack Obama in White House. Kelly GHVFULEHG RQH SDUWLFXODU GD\ LQ GHWDLO k7KHUH ZDV RQH day in the sum­mer of 2015, when I was in space. I saw the east­ern side of China was per­fectly clear. And I KDG QHYHU VHHQ WKDW EHIRUH LQ DOO RI P\ WLPH LQ VSDFH y he said. He ex­plained that the rea­son for the clar­ity was that the Chi­nese gov­ern­ment had turned off many coal plants and stopped cars from run­ning on that day be­cause it was a national hol­i­day. Kelly said that his ex­pe­ri­ence showed just how much of a neg­a­tive as well as pos­i­tive impact hu­man­ity could have on the en­vi­ron­ment.

Pak­istan's Supreme Court ZKLOH XSKROGLQJ WKH /DKRUH High Court's de­ci­sion to hang mur­derer Im­dad Ali


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