Al Jazeera has an article about the number of deaths related to pollution in Tehran, Iran. They claim about 3000 people a month die from pollution. My God, that's a serious problem.
The main sources of the pollution are fuel-inefficient cars and a lack of wind to carry it off to poison someone else's lungs. Click on the title to this post to see the Al Jazeera article.
Econo-Girl likes to joke that global warming has been very good to Washington, DC. Our winter temperatures are very mild, even seeing 70 degrees in January. And, yes, she is linking pollution to global warming, sinner that she is.
The pollution death toll in Iran is a warning to all Earth citizens. Unless you have a back-up planet to escape to, we need to take the well-being of our environment seriously.