Thursday, August 16, 2007

Pollution is Bad

Ok, this is kind of a 'no duh' article, but to carry any weight with the "the market solves everything" crowd, you need to quantify how much of an impact bad environmental policies have. Turns out that nearly half the deaths world wide are caused by pollution. The researchers are from Cornell, so it must be true (Go Big Red!!!!), but even if they're off by a factor of 2 or 4, that's still a heck of a lot of deaths attributed to pollution.

Check it out: ScienceDaily: Pollution Causes 40 Percent Of Deaths Worldwide, Study Finds

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