Nearly 9,500 People Die Each Year in London from Air Pollution

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Debate continues to rage in almost every circle about whether global warming is simply a natural cyclical phenomenon or whether are responsible because of our emissions. Put that debate aside because it really doesn’t matter whether our emissions are causing global warming or not. It doesn’t  matter because regardless we need to reduce emissions.

A new study on pollution in London came to the conclusion that almost 10,000 people die each year because of air pollution. Previous studies showed much lower numbers but this is primarily because they failed to include NO2 in the study. Diesel engines and vehicles are the main culprit when it comes to NO2 emissions.

Clean emissions in the past decade has mainly focused on gasoline engine emissions largely ignoring diesel engines. This new data opens up a whole new issue when it comes to air quality, especially in big cities like London.

You can read more about this story on environment-today.org

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