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18% deaths across the globe caused due to fossil fuel air pollution every year

18% deaths across the globe caused due to fossil fuel air pollution every year

New research from Harvard University and 3 British universities has concluded that upwards of 8 million people die each year across the globe from breathing polluted air containing particles from fossil fuel emissions. This huge figure is nearly one in five of all deaths in 2018. Exposure to particulate matter from the burning of fossil fuels like coal and oil made up 18% of global deaths in 2018.

Tom A
Tom A
Mutatis
Mutatis 2 months

Well the study does go over the increased ability for scientists to measure particulates in the air, which I found interesting, yet the sensational bit about mortality seems to be based wholly on predictive modeling instead of a direct comparison of health outcomes. Quite simply, the accuracy regarding the connection between mortality and the particulates deemed pollution is rather tenuous in my opinion, especially as I looked more into the model being used. Of course, air pollution is an issue that communities can seek to resolve, regardless of how many people it is directly harming or not.

John W
John W 2 months

Want people to stop dying from air pollution? Stop buying from china where they burn dirty coal without scrubbers. That includes stuff like iPhones.

Evil Smoo
Evil Smoo 2 months

Cause: massive corporations running huge operations. Deregulated, because people want jobs so much. So, the obvious solution is for citizens to save tiny bit of pollution, so the big corps can keep raking in money, obviously. /s

ruubot
ruubot 2 months

I know when i went to Beijing for work a few years back i have never seen pollution like it, no insects or birds and smog so thick you could see it inside the hotel rooms. It was hard to breath, its horrible. It can't be good for you.

Que Pasta
Que Pasta 2 months

And the biggest offenders is China, but they'll be exempted from the intiatives that we have to abide by and pay for.

Central Scrutinizer
Central Scrutinizer 2 months

Funny how when done place like harvard posts something with less than half the facts, the whole world believes them. I call bull feces!

John W
John W 2 months

How many millions would die without oil products. most fertilizer and the power that runs farms that feeds world comes from oil.

الأكبر فادي
الأكبر فادي 2 months

99% of it comes from China

Papa Joe
Papa Joe 2 months

When will they start limiting air travel? How many big ass jets are flying around the globe at the same time every day?

flinx101
flinx101 2 months

But, but, muh covid!!!!!

ttocsick
ttocsick 2 months

"Greta Thunberg where are you now?!"

Noah PaulOG
Noah PaulOG 2 months

86% of studies are 63% accurate 74% of the time.

Jim Boi
Jim Boi 2 months

Yet, I still here everyday about how nuclear power is too dangerous.

Brian
Brian 2 months

Sounds like B.S !

truth seeker
truth seeker 2 months

Like the chem trails they spray on us has nothing to do with it.

TheOtherBiden
TheOtherBiden 2 months

73.6 percent of statistic are made up. Dont believe me? https://www.businessinsider.com/736-of-all-statistics-are-made-up-2010-2?op=1 Lmaooo

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