Tommy Cookers wrote: ↑
Wed May 18, 2022 12:39 pm
johnny comelately wrote: ↑
Wed May 18, 2022 8:00 am
Further to the deaths from pollution part of the dicussion:
Pollution kills 9 million people a year, new study finds
The Lancet Planetary Health journal article: according to scientists analyzing 2019 data from the Global Burden of Disease, which is an ongoing study by the University of Washington that assesses overall pollution exposure.
The latest figures put pollution on par with smoking in terms of global deaths. In comparison, COVID-19 killed about 6.7 million people globally since the pandemic began
https://www.dw.com/en/pollution-kills-9 ... a-61833303
how many people 'die from pollution' in the developed (Euro 6 etc) world according to the University of Washington ?
most of that pollution coming from 'green' heating of course
generating guilt & fear in the population works for all politicians - those who don't get elected and those who do
last month we were all told that 16 million have died from Covid
still 200 daily in the UK (not counting those taking more than 28 days to die)
Without Prejudice and with respect
The 6.7 million versus the 15 million (I heard via BBC) is the WHO's current estimate of excess deaths as opposed to the "standard" measurement, which could of course be changed and probably will.
I think it was Twain, M who said something along the lines of "Lies, damn lies and statistics"
But I'd rather not get dragged into digressions.
Re: Pollution mortality
I for one am not a member of the Flat Earth Society as by any measurement the numbers indicate quite clearly that pollution is both a killer and an anthropogenic climate changer for the worse.
The combustion component is substantial and the ICE subcomponent is significant.
And significant enough for global regulations to have been upgraded since the 70's.
They mathematically (unless it is a global conspiracy of misinformation led by the genuinely, by me at least, esteemed Greta Thunberg) cannot all be scaremongering Henny Pennys, Tommy.
The linked article is published in that august (except for one hiccup) tome, The Lancet, which includes road deaths, the original assertion.
For your reaading pleasure:
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanp ... 0/fulltext
If the Washington University publication (amongst many others, that was just current and algorithmically popped up) and being peer reviewed and clearing the editors of The Lancet (all the more pernickety since that hiccup) are not adequate, what would convince thou?
Stalwart but realistic combustion addict.
PS, And I am very proud, if that is the right term for an onlooker, of Formula One's contribution to global progress by the reduction of pollutants and the increase in efficiency