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Diesel - 4.4 times more deaths than by road accidents

In Dec 2010, the UK government released a report estimatingĀ that air pollution causes a ‘mortality burden’ of 340,000 years of life spread over an affected population of 200,000, equivalent to about 29,000 deaths each year in the UK, orĀ a drop in average life expectancy across the whole population of 6 months. 691 more words


Climate models wrong again in ignoring brown carbon from wildfires

So much for global warming being settled and the infallibility of incomplete and inadequate climate models.

Climate models generally take the effect of wildfires (brown carbon) on climate to be zero (it is not a parameter that is normally included). 299 more words


The great diesel scandal

How cheap fuel is choking our cities

Diesel’s popularity with motorists has surged, but its green image was an illusion. Now concern is growing over the damage caused by emissions, with children particularly vulnerable… 478 more words