Greg Locock wrote: ↑
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:14 pm
Nitrogen and hence nitrous oxides are important for smog, but are not an important global issue.
With approx. 55% of the worlds population currently living in urban environments, and that figure projected to rise to 65%+ in the next 30 years, smog / urban air quality is a global issue, at least in terms of global human population. Sure, it's not going to cause sea level rises etc., but it's still a serious issue.
The OECD, back in 2016, reckoned: "Outdoor air pollution could cause 6 to 9 million premature deaths a year by 2060 and cost 1% of global GDP – around USD 2.6 trillion annually – as a result of sick days, medical bills and reduced agricultural output [...]"
Even if they're seriously over estimating, that's still a decent chunk of lives and cash.
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