A thick blanket of smog obscures young scavengers at a garbage dump in New Delhi. Efforts are being made to cut traffic jams and fight extreme air pollution that has earned India’s capital the title of world's most polluted city. Photo: AP

To avert disaster, China and India must make fossil fuels a thing of the past

Priya Virmani says both nations’ reliance on polluting energy will only exacerbate rising carbon emissions, and without cleaner power sources, wider efforts to halt climate change will fail

Topic |   Paris climate summit 2015

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A thick blanket of smog obscures young scavengers at a garbage dump in New Delhi. Efforts are being made to cut traffic jams and fight extreme air pollution that has earned India’s capital the title of world's most polluted city. Photo: AP
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