How to Save 12.6 Million Lives per Year
“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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