Today, Thursday, the Libya Institute for Advanced Studies organized a dialogue session on the occasion of World Clean Air Day for blue skies.
The meeting was organized by Professor Hanan Al-Falah, and moderated by Professor Muhammad Abu Bakr Al-Zaidani (Master’s in Geography and Resource Development), hosting with him the honorable guest Prof. Dr. Muhammad Abdullah Lamah, Professor of Natural and Environmental Geography at the University of Benghazi, Faculty of Arts, Department of Geography.
At the beginning of the meeting, Mr. Muhammad Al-Zaydani welcomed the guest and the audience and introduced the International Day of Clean Air for blue skies.
After that, the conversation moved to Prof. Dr. Muhammad Lamah, speaking about the importance of air as an environmental resource and its natural components. He touched on the danger of air pollution and its imbalance on the environment and human health, the sources of air pollution (natural and human), the results of air pollution and the problems resulting from it (global warming and… acid rain and the ozone gap) and methods of combating air pollution and creating a clean and safe environment, mentioning the most important local prevention methods, including:
1. Factories must be set up in windy conditions at residential levels.
2. The necessity of creating a buffer zone between industrial and residential areas and putting an end to population creep towards industrial areas.
The most important means of radical prevention are:
Providing factories with gas purification and collection devices, and working to develop alternative and clean energy sources (solar, wind, and water energy).
At the conclusion of the meeting, A. Dr.. Muhammad Lama wrote to the Libya Academy one of his scientific works entitled: Climate Changes Resulting from Human Activities and Their Impact on the Environment.