Winter in Poland

winter in poland

The drawing speaks for itself. Or if it doesn’t, here are a few quick facts:

  • 33 out of 50 European cities with the most severe air pollution are in Poland.
  • 48 thousand people in Poland die prematurely every year from diseases linked to air pollution.
  • In December 2017 air quality in Warsaw was worse than in Beijing.

If the Polish government wanted Poland to become Europe’s capital, it achieved its goal – it became Europe’s capital of smog. Not sure if it’s that great of an achievement.

The main reasons behind Poland’s insanely high air pollution levels are low-stack emissions – according to data, 70% of households burn low quality coal and rubbish to heat their homes. State investments in unprofitable coal mines don’t cease.

Who wants less crap in Polish air?

raised hands

Sources: Polish Smog Alert  & Financial Times

Published by kotersey

Geography student at the University of Edinburgh. Probably drinking iced coffee and thinking about buildings/computer games.

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