Thursday, April 11, 2013

UN: Clean Energy Could Save Millions of Lives

Air pollution, one of the "greatest hazards to human health,” is killing millions while causing climate change

- Andrea Germanos, staff writer, Common Dreams
The UN has warned that air pollution is one of “the greatest hazards to human health.” (UN Photo/Kibae Park)A global shift to clean energy could save millions of lives while also helping to rein in runaway greenhouse gases, which have set the planet on a path of disastrous warming, UN officials stated Tuesday.
The shift would bring about a dramatic reduction in air pollution, which the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) warned was one of “the greatest hazards to human health.”

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