A campaign has been launched to highlight the impact climate change could have on Birmingham with shocking graphics showing how landmarks would look clouded in smog.
Pollutants produced by industrial, domestic and traffic sources mean air quality in Birmingham is a serious concern for the environment and for public health.
The level can be checked daily across the city on the Government website which measures the ambient concentrations for a number of pollutants (bit.ly/ 3bBS1I5).
Simon Peat of Project Solar UK who have created the awareness campaign says: "We are drawing attention to climate change through this creative campaign in the hope we can raise awareness of what could happen if we don't address the serious climate crisis. Although at first glance the image of Birmingham smothered in smog may appear futuristic, the truth is that if as a society we don't start to take active steps to address environmental issues, our architecturally stunning cities, such as Birmingham, could become by this polluted air and smog."
As the UK's largest retailer and installer of solar panels, the Project Solar UK team want to help explain how solar energy can help in the fight against air pollution and global warming. Solar panels generate clean electricity, reduce pollution and help to offset carbon footprints by avoiding burning fossil fuels. By switching to solar energy, using natural sunlight as an energy source, rather than oil, gas or coal, individuals can play a valuable part in cutting the UK's greenhouse gas emissions to net zero.
Explains Simon, "Finding out more about how solar energy can help in the fight against climate change is a simple step that people can take.
“By getting to grips with how harnessing the natural energy source of the sun can be converted to energy through installing rooftop panels, people are arming themselves with the information to make informed choices that will help the environment. Our campaign encourages people to consider using solar energy to heat, light and run their homes as we learn more about current levels of air pollution and how bad it might actually get if we don't take positive steps."