Humanity and the Weather

Air Pollution

Who created the first anti-air pollution law in Western history?

England’s King Edward I proclaimed in 1306 C.E. that coal burning was to be restricted while Parliament was in session. The penalty for violating this law was rather harsh by today’s standards: death.

Methane gas emanated from livestock has actually become hazardous to the ozone layer because of the sheer numbers of cows, pigs, and other farm animals.

This is a web preview of the "The Handy Weather Answer Book" app. Many features only work on your mobile device. If you like what you see, we hope you will consider buying. Get the App