A coal-burning factory in Sichuan, southwest China, spews air pollution. China is not walking the walk on methane gas emissions, a key component of greenhouse gases linked to coal mining, and air pollution is on track to continue worsening, studies say. That will take an emotional toll on Chinese city dwellers, another study finds. Photo: UPI/Stephen Shaver

How air pollution makes people unhappy and irrational, and why in China it is likely to keep getting worse

  • Three new scientific studies of air pollution in China make for grim reading, predicting it will continue growing, cause more deaths and take an emotional toll
  • Air pollution has a broad impact on the social lives and behaviour of people in China, and can make them impulsive on polluted days, study from MIT shows
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A coal-burning factory in Sichuan, southwest China, spews air pollution. China is not walking the walk on methane gas emissions, a key component of greenhouse gases linked to coal mining, and air pollution is on track to continue worsening, studies say. That will take an emotional toll on Chinese city dwellers, another study finds. Photo: UPI/Stephen Shaver
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