On Saturday morning I met a friend for breakfast at a local diner. We weren’t sure whether to sit outside because of the surging delta variant of COVID-19 or inside because stinging smoke from wildfires consuming northern and western California had spread into the Bay Area. Our small dilemma was a microcosm of what many Americans are going through or will be soon. The combination of multiplying COVID-19 variants and mounting environmental damage is making the air dangerous to breathe, inside or out.
Reich: Our clean-air crisis demands urgent action
August 27, 2021