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Pittsburgh remembers what it was like to be polluted

Pittsburgh remembers what it was like to be polluted

In his speech to announce he was pulling America out of the Paris Treaty on Climate Change, super-regressive US President Donald J. Trump mentioned the city of Pittsburgh, saying he was elected to represent Pittsburgh, not Paris.

The problem is this: many in Pittsburgh (including the mayor) don’t want to be be associated with this foolish decision. The 1940s-era photographs in this CityLab article show why. Street lights came on in midday because the sky was so filled with smoke and chemicals.

Read: What Pittsburgh Looked Like When It Decided It Had a Pollution Problem

Be sure to read the comments from residents who remember this environment.


Love your landscape. It means fill your life with landscape art, but also pay attention to what's happening with the environment.

LOVE YOUR LANDSCAPE is my public service campaign that aims to remind people to fill their lives with landscape art — but even more importantly — to be aware of how their own behaviors, and the actions of our government and corporations impact the environment.

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