Air pollution killed 7 million people in 2012

According to new figures released by the World Health Organization (WHO), both indoor and outdoor air pollution killed no less than seven million people around the world in 2012, making it the world’s largest single environmental health risk. “The risks from air pollution are now far greater than previously thought or understood, particularly for heart… Continue reading Air pollution killed 7 million people in 2012

Air pollution now linked to cancer

If you think air pollution is just a topic for daydreamers, leftists and treehuggers, please do read on. To the World Health Organization – via its International Agency for Research on Cancer, IARC  – air pollution is now been linked to cancers. As Climate Progress notes, in 2010 alone, air pollution have been linked to… Continue reading Air pollution now linked to cancer

Is China reaching a tipping point on pollution ?

Over the past few days and weeks, so many horrifying news have been making the headlines on China that I thought a recap would be needed. As an introduction you might read my post on the airpocalypse in Beijing. All the news I will develop today clearly allow us to understand why the country is… Continue reading Is China reaching a tipping point on pollution ?

A look at deaths per TWh by energy source

With all the agitation around the Fukushima catastrophe, I thought it would be interesting to put some facts and figures on the dangerosity of  energy sources, including oil, coal, natural gas, some renewable energy sources and nuclear… The global death rate for coal is 161 per TWh (15 in the United States), 36 for oil,… Continue reading A look at deaths per TWh by energy source