Reuters has created a series of data visualizations illustrating the intensity of the pollution crisis in northern India. The visualizations illustrate that the scale and severity of air pollution in the region is more significant than China’s air problems or the pollution from wildfires in California. The visualizations also show that some areas have experienced air pollution levels that can cause premature mortality in people with existing diseases. In response, authorities in New Delhi have closed schools and limited the number of cars on roads.
Visualizing the Air Pollution Crisis in Northern India
Michael McLaughlin is a research analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He researches and writes about a variety of issues related to information technology and Internet policy, including digital platforms, e-government, and artificial intelligence. Michael graduated from Wake Forest University, where he majored in Communication with Minors in Politics and International Affairs and Journalism. He received his Master’s in Communication at Stanford University, specializing in Data Journalism.
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