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View Poll Results: Most polluted city
Los Angeles, California 27 23.28%
Shanghai, China 34 29.31%
Beijing, China 71 61.21%
Cairo, Egypt 15 12.93%
Delhi, India 37 31.90%
Jakarta, Indonesia 12 10.34%
Atlanta, Georgia 8 6.90%
Berlin, Germany 5 4.31%
Athens, Greece 7 6.03%
Other 14 12.07%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 116. You may not vote on this poll

Unread 08-17-2008, 11:08 AM
Location: Toronto
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The most polluted city in the world is Vladivostok is eastern Russia, living there is a health hazard. Most of the districts in the city are classified as ecological disaster zones.

Vladivostok - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Unread 08-17-2008, 10:31 PM
Location: Palmer Square
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Kolkata is way more polluted than Delhi and should be the indian "representative." It has the highest rates of smog related deaths in india and the most air pollution.
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Unread 12-22-2009, 08:13 AM
Location: best city in the world :)
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I am shocked Berlin is even on the list - lived there for a while and it is a pretty clean city, the air is good too.

Most polluted - Milan, LA.
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Unread 12-22-2009, 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Billiam View Post
good. they've made a horrible transition to a car oriented nation - bad idea, especially at this point in time At least somethings are being done. china is the largest polluter on Earth though
i agree.
RankCountry Emissions (million tons CO2)

1. China 6,027 2. United States 5,769 3. Russia1,587 4. India 1,324 5. Japan 1,236 6. Germany 798 7. Canada572 8. Britain 523 9. South Korea 488 10. Mexico 437 11. Indonesia 377 12. France 369 13. Brazil 347 14. South Africa 345 15. Argentina 162 16. Pakistan 138

however, u.s. still #1, on a per capita basis. individual in u.s. pollutes almost 5 times as much as someone in china.
RankCountry Emissions (tons CO2/capita)

1. United States 19.1 2. Canada 17.37 3. Russia 11.21 4. South Korea 10.09 5. Germany 9.71 6. Japan 9.68 7. Britain 8.6 8. South Africa 7.27 9. France 5.81 10. China 4.57
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Unread 12-29-2009, 07:57 PM
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Ah, you guys don't know what you're talking about. I lived in Shanghai, and then Beijing. Beijing is so, so, so much more polluted then Shanghai. Shanghai has naturally gray skies - Beijing, somedays, I quite serious could not see the end of my street as it was covered in this brown smog.
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Unread 12-31-2009, 03:00 PM
Location: City of North Las Vegas, NV
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Athens should no longer be on that list. With the new and extensive underground metro and road system and a recall of older vehicles, pollution is way way down.
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Unread 01-02-2010, 11:47 PM
Location: 30-40°N 90-100°W
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Originally Posted by WildWestDude View Post
Athens should no longer be on that list. With the new and extensive underground metro and road system and a recall of older vehicles, pollution is way way down.
That's good to hear
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Unread 01-05-2010, 07:52 PM
Location: Manila
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Manila had been quite bad for awhile but its slowly improving! But if you want SMOG, Beijing is so good a place to find it! I was there in March 2004 and on the day I was heading home and waiting at the airport for the plane, you couldn't even see 300 meters away cuz the smog was so thick! Manila at its worst wasn't as bad!
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Unread 01-05-2010, 08:45 PM
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won't it be nice if cars would become obsolete and a thing of the past? where every country would recycle and use clean energy and clean mass transportation and build smart towns or living cities that are green and don't need lots of asphalt and pollution and concrete and tons of redundant stores/businesses catering to more useless space and consumption creating more garbage and pollution. i mean how many grocery stores, gas stations and stores upon stores does one need every block? geez.
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Unread 01-06-2010, 07:48 AM
Location: Bike to Surf!
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Shanghai isn't bad compared to the inland cities and especially Beijing. I've been a lot of places and lived in LA for years, I have NEVER seen pollution like I saw during just 10 days in Beijing. Skies so thick with smog that it seemed like midnight at 11AM!

Ground smog so thick you couldn't see the distance of 1 city block! And the television telling everyone there's a lot of "moisture" in the air, not to worry. Hey guess what, "moisture" ain't BROWN!

Delhi and Agra in India are pretty bad, but nothing compares to Beijing!
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