Gergely Simon

is an environmental chemist and a Greenpeace chemicals expert.


Cover for: How long did the clear skies last?

Initial COVID-19 lockdowns seemed like a gift to nature. But less traffic and fewer industrial emissions soon turned into increased car use from social distancing and new levels of plastic consumption. Why are pre-pandemic values, encouraging lower consumption, at odds with staying healthy?

Cover for: Will polluters ever pay?

Will polluters ever pay?

Industrial disasters from Baia Mare to Beirut

The explosion in Beirut’s port was so loud that it was heard 150 miles away in Cyprus; a neglected store of fertilizer was the unsuspected bomb. To avoid such mismanagement of hazardous chemicals, authorities need to ensure that the polluter pays, says Gergely Simon.

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