Burning coal and diesel kills 2 million people around the world every year, according to a new study.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jul/12/air-pollution-deaths-climate-change. The study done by an international team was published today in the Journal of Environmental Research Letters. See:
Wind, solar, nuclear, geothermal, and hydro create no soot. And neither does natural gas. Switching from coal or diesel to natural gas, most renewable energy, or nuclear removes soot that sickens and causes 2 million deaths per year around the world and 34,000 per year in the United States.
That's a fact that everyone thinking about our energy choices must face.