Air Pollution from Fossil Fuels Costs $8 Billion Per Day, New Research Finds

Air Pollution from Fossil Fuels Costs $8 Billion Per Day, New Research Finds


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The economic and health costs of air pollution from burning fossil fuels totaled $2.9 trillion in 2018.

The study, the first of its kind to quantify the global impacts of air pollution caused by burning fossil fuels, focused on the health impacts of three specific types of pollutants.

The report also highlights several key solutions to reduce air pollution, improve public health, and mitigate climate change…

Read Full Article; Yale E360 (02-12-2020)

Carbon emissions up as Trump agenda rolls back climate change work; Guardian UK (01-08-2019)
Last year’s 3.4% jump in emissions is the largest since 2010 recession and second largest gain in more than two decades…

Government report reveals staggering economic and health toll of climate change; CBS News (11-23-2018)
Earth’s climate is now changing faster than at any point in the history of modern civilization, according to a long-awaited report released by the federal government…

Poll: Millennials care about climate change; Axios (02-26-2018)
The nonprofit Alliance for Market Solutions released new polling on millennial attitudes about the reality of human-induced climate change and efforts to combat it. Millennials are broadly convinced human-induced climate change is real and deserves action…

Humans causing climate to change 170 times faster than natural forces, Guardian UK (02-12-2017)
For the first time, researchers have developed a mathematical equation to describe the impact of human activity on the earth, finding people are causing the climate to change 170 times faster than natural forces…

Scale of human impact on planet has changed course of Earth’s history, scientists suggest; Science Daily (10-02-2017)
The significant scale of human impact on our planet has changed the course of Earth history, an international team of scientists led by the University of Leicester has suggested…

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