The Tragedy of Air Pollution -- and an Urgent Demand for Clean Air | Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah |TED

The Tragedy of Air Pollution — and an Urgent Demand for Clean Air | Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah |TED

“Breathing clean air is every child’s human right,” says grassroots campaigner Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah, sharing the heartbreaking story of her seven-year-old daughter, Ella Roberta, whose asthma was triggered to a fatal point by air pollution. Now, Adoo-Kissi-Debrah is on a mission to raise awareness about the harmful effects of unsafe air on our health and the planet. In this moving talk, she details why governments have an urgent responsibility to take action on air pollution — and ensure that all children have a chance to live full and healthy lives.

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32 thoughts on “The Tragedy of Air Pollution — and an Urgent Demand for Clean Air | Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah |TED”

  1. No doubt at this time all over world facing this issue at High level..but still we are going to more industrial estate irrespective of all these horrible problem
    I suggest to all government to take initiative towards Clean air should be declared fundamental right….

  2. I want a world where everyone has the right to clean air, so, so, SO much.
    Unfortunately, I will never experience that. As there will always be people who disagrees and will do everything in their power to force a false compromise, of allowing way more pollution to exist/happen, than we ever sensibly should.

  3. People are complaining about gas prices..
    Hopefully it will inspire people to shift their minds
    and a movement towards ELECTRIC VEHICLES…
    Better for the environment ANYWAY.
    Biden dosen't own big oil corporations

    Big Oil corporations
    They made HUGE PROFITS
    THEY TAKE ‼️
    kicking us down when we are already struggling and vulnerable ….

    GREED is characteristically..
    OF the DARK FORCE.

  4. Anyone who has walked around London or taken the tube knows this. Just do it for a few hours, then use a baby wipe to clean your nostrils. It will be filled with soot and carbon.

    N95s+ are a decent way of blocking a lot of pollutive particles.

  5. I was eleven months old and my brother was born in the London smog of 1952 when busses were being guided by men walking in front of them with lamps. I suppose we were lucky back then as it only lasted until the weather changed and blew the smogs away.
    You can't blow traffic away.

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  7. I have a different point of view.

    As a fact you know yourself or your children's respiratory system is fragile, then you might teach him/her to wear a medical mask to protect their lungs.
    Biologically and ironically saying, those who can't adapt to air pollution might be a part of natural selection.

    In my point of view, if you want to live inside a convenient urban society, you MUST bear with the constant pollution produced by those “convenient” infrastructure. Else, go back to countryside and have nature surrounding you, but requires a 1 hour drive to commute to work or school.

    And you might ask, “what about electric vehicles?”
    Friend, as you might know the electricity is mostly produced by fossil fuel such as coal and gasoline. The power plant and the pollution is just not there around you. Transferred to NIMBY places you'll never visit.The pollution is always there. It's just a matter of where, and it's mostly about sacrifice.

  8. سب سے زیادہ مٹی، گرد ہمیں پاکستان کی سڑکوں پر ملتی ہے. اور اوپر سے لوگ اچھی گاڑیوں میں بیٹھے کوڑا کرکٹ باہر سڑکوں پر پھینکتے.

  9. Air, water, food and shelter. In that order, are the necessities for survival for humans (and other animals). How many of us are DENIED the right to those, every day because of our incompetent, malevolent governments? BILLIONS
    People, don't lose your loved ones before you get mad and actually do something for yourselves, and your children. Start today, not next year, or month on the first Monday, start TODAY!

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