Just When We Were Breathing Easier

Source: Heartland Institute
by Greg Walcher

“Steven Spielberg’s first block-buster hit as a director was 1975’s Jaws, and we all know sequels are rarely as good as the original. Yet it was 1978’s Jaws II, directed by someone far less famous, that film historians often credit with the movie industry’s best-ever tagline, ‘Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water.’ In the same way, a new study gives us pause about the decades of progress Americans have made in cleaning up air pollution. … This research points to a dramatic increase in carbon monoxide levels during August, a month when carbon monoxide levels have historically remained low. And it predicts a tripling of western U.S. particulate pollution in the coming years, because of wildfires.” (05/11/22)