Target: Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi, India
Goal: Reduce dangerously high levels of toxic air pollutants in Delhi.
Air quality in the Indian capital city of Delhi has degenerated so dramatically that the government has declared an emergency situation. Relaxed environmental sanctions and unchecked pollution and demolition has led to unprecedented levels of toxic air pollution. We must act now for the sake of the environment and human health.
Due to the unsafe air quality, officials have closed all schools in the capital and announced plans to reduce and ration traffic. The emergency measures come in the wake of a week filled with dangerous particles and heavy smog. The concentration of these harmful pollutants is so high that it cannot be measured by conventional air quality instruments.
Recent air quality reports have found that the level of PM2.5 pollutants, which can penetrate a body’s lungs and breach the blood-brain barrier, have exceeded 999 in many parts of the city. This figure represents more than 16 times the “safe limit” of 60.
Delhi has attempted to manage these catastrophic statistics by enacting emergency measures, such as a week-long restriction on demolition and construction, which is one of the city’s most prominent polluters.
The current amount of air pollution is a major danger to both the environment and citizens of the city. Sign the petition below and demand that instant action be taken to combat this crisis.
Dear Mr. Kejriwal,
I am writing to demand that instant action be taken concerning the recent air pollution crisis in Delhi. The levels of toxins and pollutants in this city have reached an unprecedentedly high level, and now both citizens and the city itself are at risk. If nothing is done, the poor air quality will cause irreparable damage.
For far too long, unchecked construction and pollution have wreaked havoc in Delhi. Now it is almost too late to save the city and its inhabitants from harmful pollution. Please address this environmental crisis and end the rampant pollution now.
[Your Name Here]
Photo Credit: Alfred Palmer