Summary #1236

Air pollution is much worse than we thought
  • Though climate change activism has focused on global warming, air pollution might be an even more burning reason to reduce fossil fuel usage.
  • Using giant datasets and a special model, researchers showed that the US could benefit $700 billion / year over the next 50 years by cleaning up the air.
  • Another multinational study provides clear evidence that air pollution can harm health across the entire lifespan, affecting virtually all systems in the human body.
  • In the US, air pollution contributes to ~250,000 deaths / year, and it reportedly killed 1.81 million in India and 1.58 million in China in 2015 alone.


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