Oops! ‘Dieselification’ of London due to CO2 regulations have increased actual air pollution

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PM25-LONDON[1]London’s Dirty Secret: Pollution Worse Than Beijing’s

Reader Drew H. submits this story.

It’s the law of unintended consequences at work. European Union efforts to fight climate change favored diesel fuel over gasoline because it emits less carbon dioxide, or CO2. However, diesel’s contaminants have swamped benefits from measures that include a toll drivers pay to enter central London, a thriving bike-hire program and growing public-transport network.

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