Ranking the World’s Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) Hotspots: 2019-2020

Sulfur dioxide (SO2) is a colourless air pollutant that is invisible to the human eye, widespread and hazardous to human health. Breathing SOincreases the risk of health conditions including stroke, heart disease, asthma, lung cancer and death.

Documenting  and understanding the global sources of SO2 emissions helps guide efforts to stop SO2 pollution, reduce the health impacts of air pollution and exposes the toxic consequences of fossil fuel use.

This report ‘Ranking the World’s Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) Hotspots: 2019-2020‘ investigates the sources and geographical distribution of the industries responsible for major SO2 emissions that have been  identified by the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) across the globe.

Sunil Dahiya, Andreas Anhäuser, Aidan Farrow, Hubert Thieriot, Avinash Chanchal, Lauri Myllyvirta

Partners: Greenpeace India