Pollution Kills An Astonishing Nine MILLION People Every Year | IFLScience


Pollution is killing up to 9 million people every single year across the planet. This unnatural phenomenon is responsible for one-in-6 deaths worldwide, more deadly than anything else, including natural disasters, famine, and war. Air pollution is the most serious issue: it accounted for two-thirds of all pollution-related deaths in 2015. Drinking water was second on the list.

 “Pollution is the largest environmental cause of disease and death in the world today,” 


  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Europe To Fund Climate Research Programs That America Has Abandoned

    In the closing days of the COP23 international climate summit in Bonn, Europe is showing that it’s not all talk when it comes to pushing back the rising tides.

    Following on from German Chancellor Angela Merkel declaring that “climate change is an issue determining our destiny as mankind,” French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that Europe will fill the enormous funding gap in the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), one that was left by the US’ withdrawal.

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  3. Tomi Engdahl says:

    The World’s Astonishing Dependence On Fossil Fuels Hasn’t Changed In 40 Years

    “Maybe ‘dependence’ is a poor description of poor people using the ready availability of cheap energy to help lift themselves out of poverty”:

    There are few ways to understand why. First, most of the world’s clean-energy sources are used to generate electricity. But electricity forms only 25% of the world’s energy consumption. Second, as the rich world moved towards a cleaner energy mix, much of the poor world was just starting to gain access to modern forms of energy.

    The world’s astonishing dependence on fossil fuels hasn’t changed in 40 years

  4. Tomi Engdahl says:

    A honeycomb filter that purifies outdoor air – and could cut city pollution – won the €3 million Horizon Prize on materials for clean air


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