As the world discusses climate change in Paris, this is the hazardous smog engulfing New Delhi
By Manu Balachandran
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On Dec. 1, as talks on climate change entered their second day in Paris, the Indian capital of New Delhi was enveloped in thick smog.
The air quality index in the city rose to 372, putting Delhi’s air in the hazardous category, according to the US embassy’s monitoring station. Visibility in the city was down to about 200 yards after the thick smog set in.