Explainer: Why is South Asia the global hotspot of pollution?

A man is seen on the field on the Yamuna floodplains on a smoggy morning in New Delhi, India, November 9, 2023. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis Acquire Licensing RightsNEW DELHI, Nov 13 (Reuters) – Toxic levels of air pollution are disrupting the lives of millions of people in South Asia forcing closure of schools, impacting sporting events and leaving governments urging people to stay in doors to avoid health problems.The worsening air pollution is an annual problem for South Asian nations as winter approaches and cold, heavy air traps pollution in a thick layer of smog.South Asia has become the global hotspot …
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