Yes people are breathing in all of the crap in the air and they are getting sicker each year. We are slowly killing ourselves off and we are harming the planer and look global warming is crazy. This winter the Great Lakes are almost at 91% of being frozen over.
I believe it is important for the United Nations to address emission levels so air pollution can be combated. The United States is trying to address the issue domestically, but it does need to be addressed on a global level. This burden should fall to the UN since it is the largest governing body in the world.
The UN is not a world law-making body, but is rather more of an international forum. It is not capable of passing any internationally binding legislation. It also lacks any significant military force and often has difficulty backing its sanctions without massive international support. Although the issue of air-pollution can only be effectively addressed at an international level, a body capable of creating and enforcing such policy does not exist.
No, the United Nations should not impose hard camps on emission levels to combat the threat of air pollution, because air pollution is not a big enough problem internationally that we need the United Nations to step in and regulate it. Each nation can regulate this problem for themselves in an efficient manner.
The United Nations should not impose hard caps on emission levels. Although pollution is a bad thing, it is difficult to come up with a global standard that is practical because there are many developing countries who do not have the resources or infrastructure to regulate pollution the way industrialized nations do.