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Daemon
Posted: Sunday, April 6, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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We Need to Clear the Air

Pollution is going to be the death of us. According to World Health Organization estimates, air pollution contributed to the deaths of seven million people in 2012, making it the world's greatest environmental health risk. The deaths were concentrated most heavily in low- and middle-income countries, primarily in Southeast Asia and the Western Pacific region. Indoor air pollution appears to be a greater threat than outdoor air pollution, contributing to 3.3 million deaths in 2012 compared to 2.6 million for the latter. More...
ChristopherJohnson
Posted: Sunday, April 6, 2014 8:13:58 AM

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I am very environment-minded and my heart bleeds when I hear about deforestation and plant or animal species becoming extinct. Still I do not believe that human impact upon climate change can be so considerable. After all, the Earth has seen several glacial periods which naturally came to the end with large masses of ice melting without any harmful emissions or human impact. I mean, there must be some other causes of climate change. Again, this does not mean we must turn blind eye on air pollution or environmental issues.
Marguerite
Posted: Sunday, April 6, 2014 9:18:58 AM

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What are the chief causes of in-door air pollution?
A major source of indoor air pollution in developing countries is the burning of biomass (e.g. wood, charcoal, dung, or crop residue) for heating and cooking. The resulting exposure to high levels of particulate matter resulted in between 1.5 million and 2 million deaths in 2000.
GreenBanana
Posted: Sunday, April 6, 2014 3:18:54 PM

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Why do we wanna preserve human life again? It's not headed in a very heart-warming direction at the moment.

Make every post as if it was the first one in the thread.
monamagda
Posted: Sunday, April 6, 2014 3:32:26 PM

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Pollution is one of the biggest global killers, affecting over 100 million people. That’s comparable to global diseases like malaria and HIV.
Haz
Posted: Sunday, April 6, 2014 5:03:52 PM

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The planet will sort itself out if we carry on as we are. It will fully recover once it has got rid of the cause of it's illness..... US.
capitán
Posted: Sunday, April 6, 2014 10:01:31 PM

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Haz wrote:
The planet will sort itself out if we carry on as we are. It will fully recover once it has got rid of the cause of it's illness..... US.

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It is not only the US, my friend, but the whole of mankind.

Watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W33HRc1A6c

I share this same opinion about the environmental issues and humankind.

And it's also hilarious.
kenturner1
Posted: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 8:38:43 PM

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China is a bigger pollutant than US.

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