Friday, October 20, 2017

What's killing 9 million people a year and costing economies trillions of dollars?

Hint: it's not war and terrorism. Not even close.

Take a look at the graph in this article. Air pollution dwarfs the other causes. And if it's killing us, it's likely having an impact on other forms of life as well. A lot of the pollution is in developing countries. However,
 Rich nations still have work to do to tackle pollution: the US and Japan are in the top 10 for deaths from “modern” forms of pollution, ie fossil fuel-related air pollution and chemical pollution.

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