In January 2017,
citizens of Wroclaw, the fifth biggest city in Poland, have been warned to stay indoors as much as possible, shut their windows and limit the time spent outdoors.During these days the levels of pollution in the city were 6 times higher than the EU limits, and surpassed famously polluted cities like Beijing.Schools kept their doors closed and the grey, thick fog that covered the city limited aeroplanes traffic and filtered the sunlight.
These levels of air pollution occur regularly during the long Polish winters, and the country's government, which heavily relies on coal to sustain the fastest-growing economy in Europe, doesn't seem to be very keen on intervening.
What if those days in January 2017 would become the new normal? What if the air outside was so polluted it would be actually dangerous to spend time outdoors? How would your weekly football match, your Saturday night scroll, your daily commute be affected?
Still Not Quite's research team travelled to Wroclaw to engage with locals and ask them: what would you do if you couldn't enjoy outdoor spaces anymore?
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