Air pollution is of interest only to people who live in problematic areas. But the truth is that there is no place on our planet where a cloud of smog and dust doesn't overtake you. Animated images of Canadian wildfire smoke moving across the Atlantic and dust from the Sahara Desert to Europe were created by Copernicus Atmospheric Monitoring Service researcher Mark Parrington.
The climate crisis requires coordinated action by all governments. Governments must provide their residents with accessible air warning systems, open up the data, and then many will have their eyes opened to the scale. This affects everyone, there is no room for sitting back. Air pollution knows no borders and affects people all over the world.