All over the world, people are bracing for what is called the “smog season,” when farmers burn their fields to make room for new crops.
This practice produces highly toxic carbon black and, according to the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), degrades the earth.
Carbon black is incredibly dangerous to human health and the planet; it is responsible for millions of premature deaths each year, and its impact on global warming is 460 to 1,500 times greater than that of carbon dioxide, the main driver of climate change.
Learn more here about UN-related initiatives to build engagement among farmers to end the burning of fields, using a combination of education, technology and assistance.
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