AiREAS partner Scapeler processes our data for visualization. Recently this initiative shows also the European perspective. For years we argued about the fireworks rituals in Eindhoven and the tremendous environmental and human safety/health impact. The picture below shows the air quality (purple is deadly dangerous) in North West Europe at Newyear’s midnight (23:00 is GMT so one hour different from de rest of Europe)

Here you can see the time laps video of the data that night.

With our current knowledge of the effects of pollution on people with health problems it is immoral to do such rituals. Many people have no choice and are affected by unnecessary lethal exposure. The extend of the problem is clearly shown by the data visualization. There are so many healthy, social integration rituals, that it is inconceivable that Europe continues with this.