This week’s OSIN report discusses about Most Polluted Countries in 2023.
Pollution is a result of human activities involving the use of natural resources, such as burning fossil fuels and dumping waste. It is more prevalent in countries with lower development indexes that rely on coal for energy due to its affordability. Factors like country size and population also contribute to pollution levels. In the past, Britain was heavily polluted during the Industrial Revolution, while now, rapid industrialization in Asia has led to high pollution levels. Air pollution is particularly important to study as it has a significant impact on public health. Policymakers should prioritize reducing pollution to ensure the well-being of populations.