Leonardo DiCaprio Addresses The Air Pollution In Delhi; Calls The Air Unsafe - View Instagram Post
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Oscar-winning actor and staunch environmentalist, Leonardo DiCaprio, has something to say about the growing concerns of the air pollution in Delhi. The actor took to Instagram to share his support to the groups who have been working tirelessly to raise awareness about the daunting air pollution in Delhi and it's dangerous effects. He also shared some weather report on what to expect in the next few days. Leonardo DiCaprio Shares Photo of Thailand's Marine Mammal 'Mariam' That Died Due to Plastic Waste in Stomach

Taking to Instagram, he shared a picture from the protest that took place in Delhi as over 1500 citizens gathered at India Gate to demand immediate action concerning the perilous pollution level and its adverse effects on the people. “ Over 1500 citizens gathered in at India Gate, in New Dehli, to demand immediate action on the cities hazardous pollution levels. According to the World Health Organisation, air pollution in India is estimated to kill about 1.5 million people every year; these statistics make air pollution the fifth-largest killer in India,” he wrote.

 

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#Regram #RG @extinctionrebellion: Over 1500 citizens gathered in at India Gate, in New Dehli, to demand immediate action on the cities hazardous pollution levels.⁣ ⁣ According to the World Health Organisation, air pollution in India is estimated to kill about 1.5 million people every year; these statistics make air pollution the fifth-largest killer in India. ⁣ ⁣ People of all ages joined the demonstration, which succeeded to directly trigger action for Indian citizens:⁣ 1. The Indian Prime Ministers office set up a special panel to address the issue, within a few hours of the protest. The panel is due to report on the issue within 2 weeks.⁣ 2. The Supreme Court of India asked the Central Government and respective state governments to fix the crop and waste burning issue of Dehli within a week. ⁣ 3. The Center accepted that Green Fund will be used to combat toxic air pollution. ⁣ 4. The Indian Prime Minister asked the Agriculture Ministry to distribute equipment urgently so that crop burning is no longer necessary. ⁣ ⁣ Despite these promises, the air is still unsafe and activists will keep the pressure on until the air pollution reaches safe levels. ⁣ ⁣ The protest was organised by a collaboration of movements; @xrebellionind @LetMeBreathe_In @FridaysForFutureIndia_ along with other activists. ⁣ ⁣ Photography by Arjun Mahatta and co, via @FridaysForFuture ⁣ ⁣ #RightToBreathe #ExtinctionRebellion #IndiaGate #SolutionNotPollution #ActNow #RebelForLife

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Further adding how the demography of people who attended the protest was diverse, Leo also mentioned the work of the climate activist group, Extinction Rebellion and how the government is working towards tackling the issue. He wrote, “Despite these promises, the air is still unsafe and activists will keep the pressure on until the air pollution reaches safe levels,” and added, “The Indian Prime Minister’s office set up a special panel to address the issue, within a few hours of the protest. The panel is due to report on the issue within two weeks.”

Delhi's debilitating air pollution has caused a serious effect on the health of the people in the area. The AQI (Air Quality Index) has touched terrible lengths and might once again spike on Thursday, as mentioned by the weather experts. A thick blanket of smog has covered Delhi for several days now and it is affecting the health of individuals who are exposed to air pollution.