Air in Mongolia – level 2

13-12-2017 07:00

Air pollution in Mongolia kills around 1,200 people, including 120 children, each year. Air pollution in the capital of Ulaanbaatar is five times worse than in Beijing in China.

Winter temperatures can drop to -30° Celsius. More than a half of the city’s 1.3 million people burn coal, plastic, and rubber tyres. A mother said that her children are often sick because of the pollution, and that the situation is the worst in the mornings.

Difficult words: air pollution (when the air is dangerously dirty), tyre (the black rubber around a wheel – one of the car’s four circles).

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