A toxic warning to the world
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Mongolia: A toxic warning to the world

All over the world cities are grappling with apocalyptic air pollution but the capital of Mongolia is suffering from some of the worst in the world.

And the problem is intrinsically linked to climate change.

The country has already warmed by 2.2 degrees, forcing thousands of people to abandon the countryside and the traditional herding lifestyle every year for the smog-choked city where 90% of children are breathing toxic air every day.

Population Reporter Stephanie Hegarty finds out why.

Video Journalist: Paul Ivan Harris

Mongolia: A toxic warning to the world can be seen on BBC World News at varying times over the weekend of May 18 and 19, 2019.

  • 24 Mar 2019
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