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WHO says air pollution kills 7 mil a year

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They need vaccine for air pollution...

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Pollution passports for all!

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WHO says air pollution kills 7 mil a year

I am sure it does. And it is pretty ironic that the biggest polluter is also the biggest influence in the WHO.

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There are many tens of millions of poor people who have no access to running water, toilets, and cleaner methods of cooking. Millions of people in Inda are forced to cook with coal. Others using wood. These lead to lung diseases and premature deaths.

Millions more live near coal-fired power plants which also cause premature deaths.

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We all know about how fatal air pollution is. The question is, what is going to be done about it

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The WHO is in the ChiCom's pocket, zero pollution controls in China. Coal fires exhaust straight into the atmosphere.

China has the world’s most dangerous outdoor air pollution. The country emits about a third of all the human-made sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), and particulates that are poured into the air around the world. The Global Burden of Disease Study, an international collaboration, estimates that 1.1 million Chinese die from the effects of this air pollution each year, roughly a third of the global death toll.

https://e360.yale.edu/features/how-a-toxic-cocktail-is-posing-a-troubling-health-risk-in-chinese-cities

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Yet would you disagree that all of what you mentioned is to supply the densely populated cities? After all, it is food, and not Beanie Baby manufacturing.

The South Coast Air Quality Management District does a better job of reducing air pollution south of the San Gabriels than any agency in the San Joaquin Valley. The various counties in that valley if anything fight pollution regulations at every opportunity.

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People should check out this air quality app

https://aqicn.org/map/japan/

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"PM2.5 is, to an extent, also an inevitable and unavoidable consequence of living a 21st-century life," said Lewis.

LOL and there it is. At least he’ll admit it.

Not a lot of air pollution out in the country side. Gee I wonder why?

Simpler life, less stress, better mental and family life, on and on. But you’ll never convince the city dwellers who are probably the noisiest whiners about climate change. Maybe it’s the guilt talking.

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Not a lot of air pollution out in the country side. Gee I wonder why?

Eh, maybe not. The San Joaquin Valley of California where a quarter of the US food is grown is one of the most heavily polluted places in the US. Mechanized farming creates serious air pollution. Manure tanks from pig farms pollute ground water and add methane to the atmosphere. Piles of dung from dairy cows are a major source of air pollution too. Drive by some big dairies in the San Joaquin Valley, one of which is nicknamed Cowshwitz, on a still evening and you can literally see the methane haze (then the warn wet stench hits you). If you ride by on a motorcycle your previously clean face shield will immediately pick up a layer of grime. Go up in the mountains and at about 1000 meters you encounter the smog layer. Out in the desert to the east you can see the smog pour out of Tehachapi Pass and fan out across the western Mojave Desert to mingle later with the pollution from the coal fired power plant at the big chloride operation on Searles Lake next to the town of Trona. Even out in the desert near Death Valley there is pollution from another big coal fired power plant on the Navajo reservation.

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@the Avenger above. Your quoted Yale article suggests 3.3 million people a year die from air pollution, of which 1.1 million are Chinese. The article quotes WHO at 7 million.

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Urgent action is needed to reduce exposure to air pollution, said the U.N. body, ranking its burden of disease on a par with smoking and unhealthy eating.

And all of these can be traced back to the corporate market economy that prioritizes profit above all else.

Take as an example Amazon: Their fleets of delivery trucks crisscross the landscape polluting, using public roads and other infrastructure, including the publicly developed virtual infrastructure of the internet, whose servers also produce a great amount of waste and pollution.

Yet they pay almost no taxes to mitigate the damage their polluting entails to the environment and the public.

This is referred to as "the plunder of the commons" and is the strategy of most of these polluting companies since the beginning of the Industrial revolution.

The public's health and welfare suffer because of it.

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Eh, maybe not. The San Joaquin Valley of California where a quarter of the US food is grown is one of the most heavily polluted places in the US. Mechanized farming creates serious air pollution. Manure tanks from pig farms pollute ground water and add methane to the atmosphere. Piles of dung from dairy cows are a major source of air pollution too. Drive by some big dairies in the San Joaquin Valley, one of which is nicknamed Cowshwitz, on a still evening and you can literally see the methane haze (then the warn wet stench hits you). If you ride by on a motorcycle your previously clean face shield will immediately pick up a layer of grime. Go up in the mountains and at about 1000 meters you encounter the smog layer. Out in the desert to the east you can see the smog pour out of Tehachapi Pass and fan out across the western Mojave Desert to mingle later with the pollution from the coal fired power plant at the big chloride operation on Searles Lake next to the town of Trona. Even out in the desert near Death Valley there is pollution from another big coal fired power plant on the Navajo reservation.

oh I lived in LA County. I’ve seen it.

Yet would you disagree that all of what you mentioned is to supply the densely populated cities? After all, it is food, and not Beanie Baby manufacturing.

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The world's environment has been badly polluted, getting worse by the day.

All kinds of pollution (air, water, virus, even politics and conflicts..) are killing people at a faster rate.

Many people are overwhelmed by pessimism, just that their voices do not get a chance to be heard..

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They need vaccine for air pollution...

Dont give them ideas - potential $billions more to be made duping the public.

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Like WHO has any credibility at all.

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