Banbury author provides 'how to' guide for creating cleaner world with clean air in new paperback book

A Banbury author's award winning book on the air pollution crisis hitting the planet has been released on paperback.

Monday, 27th July 2020, 11:26 am
Updated Monday, 27th July 2020, 12:29 pm

Bloomsbury publishing released the paperback version of Tim Smedley's Clearing the Air: The Beginning and the End of Air Pollution last week on Thursday July 23.

The Covid-19 lockdown led to big drops in air pollution across the UK’s major cities and Tim Smedley asks readers what kind of world do they want to live in post lockdown.

Clearing the Air is a 'how to' guide for creating a better, cleaner world, with clean air and zero carbon.

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According to the World Health Organisation, air pollution kills an estimated 7 million people worldwide every year, and nine out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutants.

Tim tells the full story of air pollution: what it is, which pollutants are harmful, where they come from and – most importantly – what people can do about them.

Tim uncovers the hope that remains for the planet – he tells inspiring stories of how cities like Mexico City have drastically reduced air pollution, meets people trying to make lasting change, and outlines blueprints to help readers take the problem into their own hands and improve the situation for themselves, their family, and their local community.

Tim Smedley is an award-winning sustainability journalist. After 10 years in London – first as a business journalist, latterly as a freelance writer covering the environment – he left in 2014, for Oxfordshire where he is now based with his wife and two daughters.

The paperback version of Banbury author Tim Smedley'sClearing the Air: The Beginning and the End of Air Pollution was released last week

Tim has written for the Financial Times, the Guardian, The Sunday Times, New Scientist, and most recently the BBC. Clearing the Air is his first book and was released in hardback in 2019.

The hardback came out in March 2019. Clearing the Air: the Beginning and the End of Air Pollution was shortlisted for the Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize 2019.

Tim is now working on his second book, The Last Drop: Solving the World’s Water Crisis, to be published by Picador in spring 2022.

The new book can be purchased on Amazon using the following web link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Clearing-Air-SHORTLISTED-SOCIETY-SCIENCE/dp/1472953339/For more information on Tim Smedley see his website: https://www.timsmedleywriter.com/

The paperback version of Banbury author Tim Smedley'sClearing the Air: The Beginning and the End of Air Pollution was released last week