“The Black in Black Carbon refers to the fact that these emitted particles absorb light. This absorption leads to a disturbance of the planetary radiation balance and eventually to warming.”
"The 4,000 plus fixed chimney kilns form the largest stationary source of GHG emissions in Bangladesh which is around 5.4 million tonnes of CO2 annually. Besides the air pollution, brick making industries contributes to three other serious environmental concerns: land degradation, deforestation and depletion of water resources”
"In conclusion, policies targeting Black Carbon emissions offer a viable climate strategy that can be implemented without delay and will deliver immediate climate benefits using technology available today."
"Brick industries are growing rapidly in Bangladesh, India and Nepal and air pollution increases along with it."
"Brick kilns are the leading cause of air pollution in the country, while vehicular emissions have been identified as the second largest contributor..."
"Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has recognised the brick production industry as a highly resource and energy intensive and polluting industry owing to prevalence of obsolete production technologies. While, the clusters are the source of local air pollution affecting local population, agriculture and vegetation; at a global scale they also contribute to climate change..."
"MID-AFTERNOON in Delhi, and a red blob looms in the haze. The sun barely illuminates the city. A yellow-green smog hangs low. Even indoors, fuzzy halos of dust and smoke surround lamps..."