Wednesday, 5 December 2012

The Great Smog Of London, Tweeted

Another interesting heritage Twitter project -

"Wednesday is the 60th anniversary of the start of the Great Smog, which lasted 5-9 December 1952. Cold weather (and the increase in coal-burning to keep warm) combined with still weather caused pollutants to settle over London. Up to 12,000 people are thought to have died from the effects and 100,000 were made ill.  Starting at 7am, the Twitter account @ClimateActio2n from the Climate Action campaign group will start ‘live’ tweeting the #greatsmog in the voice of an ordinary Londoner. It’ll be sharing real anecdotes and factual information...."

The Great Smog Of London, Tweeted
Posted from The Londonist

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