India is overtaking China as the world's top emitter of the deadly air pollutant sulfur dioxide


Quartz reports:
This week, air pollution forced some 4,000 schools to close in New Delhi, as India's capital suffers through an air quality nightmare. Now, here's more bad news on the pollution front: the country is passing China as the world's biggest emitter of deadly man-made sulfur dioxide (SO2). According to a University of Maryland-led study published in Nature on Thursday (Nov. 9), China's SO2 emissions have fallen 75% since 2007, while India's emissions have increased 50% in the same period.
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