We’ve recently received a ‘catastrophic warning’ from 15,000 scientists about how our planet is in terribly bad shape now than it was for the past 25 years. According to them, this is humanity’s second chance and we all need to act fast before it’s too late.
As if to further confirm the point made by the experts, we’re getting reports that air pollution in New Delhi, India’s capital city, has gotten really worse as local residents have spotted thick white haze descending in the area – and it’s been affecting everyone’s lives.
Not the kind of air quality you’d like to wake up to each day.
In a CNN report, we learn that “trains have been canceled, planes delayed and cars have piled into each other, with multiple traffic accidents reported” across Delhi because of reduced visibility.
The government has since taken action but some residents couldn’t help but feel worried about where the crisis could potentially lead.
CNN further tells us:
“On Tuesday afternoon, city chiefs closed all public and private schools, requesting instead that the city’s tens of thousands of school-aged children remain indoors; on Wednesday, they banned incoming trucks and halted civil construction projects; while on Thursday, they announced new plans to begin implementing a partial ban on private car use as of next week.”
This is how bad the situation really is.
Air quality readings have definitely reached alarming levels since, at one point, it topped the 1,000 mark on the US embassy air quality index. According to the World Health Organization, anything beyond 25 is unsafe.
In fact, people are suffering from the pollution and doctors have confirmed they’ve received numerous patients with cases such as “chest pain, breathlessness and burning eyes.”
Apollo Hospital pulmonologist Deepak Rosha said:
“The number of patients has increased obviously.
“I don’t think it’s ever been so bad in Delhi. I’m very angry that we’ve had to come to this.”
The city is “a gas chamber” according to Arvind Kejriwal, chief minister of Delhi.
Meanwhile, Berkeley Earth, an independent research group, says that the air quality is roughly equivalent to smoking 44 cigarettes in one day. It is being caused by a “combination of vehicle exhaust, smoke from garbage fires and crop burning, and road dust,” the CNN article specified.
Stores have reported an increase in sales for masks and air purifiers.
Sad to say, not everyone can afford the costly preventive measures and so they just have to deal with it on a daily basis.
“My eyes are tearing up from the smoke and I feel suffocated,” lamented Swati Kashyap, a college student.
Tourists Save Zookeeper Mauled By Siberian Tiger
We think she will resign from her job after this.
A zookeeper was almost mauled to death by a Siberian Tiger in Russia. She escaped the brink of death thanks to onlooking tourists distracted the big cat by throwing things at it.
44-year-old Nadezhda Srivastava wanted to earn a few bucks by working as a zookeeper in Kaliningrad Zoo in Russia. We assumed that she loves animals. She is in charge of feeding the 15-year-old Siberian Tiger Taifun (Typhoon). She entered his enclosure thinking that the feline is safely tucked in a cage in his compounds. A surprise attack caught her off guard.
The zookeeper is about to feed the tiger but the animal is not inside its cage and attacked her mistaking her for an intruder
Tianjin’s Innovative New Supertall Tower Reaches Highest Point
China has a new supertall building and it already reached its highest point.
Skyscrapers are reaching new record heights. Throughout the world, gigantic building projects are closing in on their completion where 2015 recorded over a hundred of skyscrapers opening its doors to the public. China has been one of the many countries that dreamed of reaching the clouds, but it is seemingly this country that has most of the tallest infrastructures to boast.
The world is amazed with China’s construction projects. It has the Shanghai tower which is among the 20 tallest buildings in the world. It announced to build the Sky City which was supposed to beat Dubai’s Burj Khalifa by 10 meters hence becoming the world’s new tallest building. However, the project was dropped due to environmental issues.
The newest supertall building in the Tianjin district just reached its highest point.
Parents of ‘Jihadi Jack’ To Sue UK Government If They Don’t Release Him From Syrian Jail
The parents received messages from their son saying he’s locked in a Syrian cell and is being tortured.
Jack Letts has been nicknamed by the media as Jihadi Jack. This was after the young man travelled to Raqqa, Syria in 2014. A Muslim convert from Oxford, Jack was eventually arrested by Kurdish PYD forces after escaping from the Islamic State.
His parents, however, claim that their son has been tortured by Kurdish authorities and now they are planning to sue the Foreign Office if they do not release Jack from jail.