US Climate and Health Alliance

How to Save 12.6 Million Lives per Year

November 14, 2016 CNN

“Regardless of what you think about the science behind climate change or Donald Trump’s election, here are a few facts about the environment that should trouble you:

• Air pollution kills about 6.5 million people per year worldwide.
• In total, 12.6 million people die per year from “avoidable environmental risk factors.” (That means “approximately a quarter of all deaths could be avoided if we were better at managing the environment,” said Dr. Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum, who oversees health and climate change at the World Health Organization.)
• Many of these deaths, especially those from air pollution, can be linked to the fossil fuel industry, especially coal.”
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