Friday, July 12, 2013

Fatal Energy Fact: Soot From Coal & Diesel Combustion Kills Globally 2 Million People Per Year

Burning coal and diesel kills 2 million people around the world every year, according to a new study.  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.

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