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12.6 million people are killed by emissions
by Joseph Hricovec

Caused by burning fossil fuels for cars, lower EPC rated buildings and polluting power stations (SourceWHO)

A generation breathing in fossil fuel emissions which kill.  The World Health Organisation 2014 estimate 12.6 million people a year are killed through pollution caused by emissions from cars and buildings.  Imagine a generation with less nature, fewer animals on land and sea, fewer opportunities and less hope for the future. Solutions are available right now such as sustainable buildings which produce reduced or zero emissions. Power and heat to buildings are responsible for 39% of all emissions. Producing reduced emission or zero-emission builds is easy and cost-effective but developers choose not to focus on this as the public does not recognise it as a priority.

If it is important to the public, it will be important to developers, Local and National Government. Helping people can be more than putting money in a charity box. As local decision-makers, your voice matters, don’t be silent. If you want to stop unnecessary deaths then let’s talk about how to reduce emissions. It makes no sense how we can ignore 12.6 million avoidable deaths.

12.6 million people killed in the Holocaust in WW2.

WHERE IS THE GLOBAL OUTRAGE?

The public rightly condemns the evilness of the Holocaust, however, remains predominantly careless about the 12.6 million people killed by the emissions.

*reference: Year published: 2018, Page title: An estimated 12.6 million deaths each year are attributable to unhealthy environments, Website name: World Health Organization, Publisher: The publisher of the document, URL: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2016/deaths-attributable-to-unhealthy-environments/en/ , Access date: 11.04.2018

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