Improve Pollution Regulation in Asia Before It’s Too Late

Target: Leaders of Asian Countries

Goal: Regulate pollution emissions to improve air quality for Asian populations

A recent study revealed alarming levels of pollution within certain cities throughout Asia. Air pollution has always been a major issue in Asian nations due to the combination of the large populations and poor regulations. The study was conducted by Clean Air Asia, which is a network that focuses on air quality. These new numbers pose a threat to the health and safety of the residents, and the respective governments must find a way to control the pollution predicament before the situation worsens. Call upon Asian leaders to take action.

The study calculated data from over 300 cities within 16 Asian countries. The key discovery was that certain levels of fine matter in the air, especially in Japan, was below the ideal target guidelines set by the World Health Organization. Roughly 70% of the cities revealed numbers that exceeded the recommended amounts, which is an increase from previous years. These numbers are frightening because the pollution now poses an even larger threat to the health of the residents. A previous study conducted by the World Health Organization back in 2008 linked pollution to about 1.3 million premature deaths throughout the world, with 800,000 deaths in the Asian countries.

With more and more people living in these cities, the number of cars and other pollution generating modes of transportation are dramatically increasing, and thus, the situation is getting worse and worse. According to the New York Times, the executive director of Clean Air Asia, Sophie Punte, stated: “The economic rebound in Asia following the global economic crisis of 2008 has accelerated sales of both passenger and freight vehicles as well as power generation [which] is putting pressure on urban air quality in the region.”

With the projected population growth over the next few years, pollution is starting to pose a larger threat. Asian countries must stress the importance of keeping levels low by regulating emissions immediately. Sign this petition and take a stand.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Leaders of Asian nations,

The newest report conducted by Clean Air Asia reveals alarming rates of pollution within over 300 cities across 16 Asian countries. Pollution is a serious matter and will become life threatening if left unchecked. Due to the rapid population growth and the increasing numbers of vehicles, pollution is only going to continue to worsen if nothing is done.

For the safety of the public, you all must find a way to regulate the amount of emissions before the situation becomes harder to tame. A study done by the World Health Organization back in 2008 stated that roughly 1.3 billion people die from pollution. This number will only go up if no one is willing to change their guidelines.

Please regulate pollution more seriously.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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  1. Pollution of all kinds does not stay in one place. It is global and all nations must make an effort to stop it.

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