Air pollution causes more death than COVID

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Feb 2021 11 02:00

Air pollution causes more death than COVID

Air pollution caused by the burning of fossil fuels such as coal and oil was responsible for 8.7m deaths globally in 2018, a staggering one in five of all people who died that year. So far, the COVID pandemic has killed 2.35 million people worldwide (although that figure is expected to rise).

Makes you think!

Coronavirus death toll - Fossil fuels caused 8.7m deaths globally in 2018

The death toll exceeds the combined total of people who die globally each year from smoking tobacco plus those who die of malaria.

Frankly, it is amazing we ever get to retirement age when you list the things that could kill us.

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Feb 2021 11 09:08

Re: Air pollution causes more death than COVID

over 1 million have died from starvation so far this year....
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Feb 2021 11 09:22

Re: Air pollution causes more death than COVID

More people die as a result of obesity than starvation. Go figure!
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Re: Air pollution causes more death than COVID

Lets not forget Malaria frightening statistics year after year especially for under fives:-https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-shee ... il/malaria
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