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Almost 9 Million Deaths Caused by Fossil Fuel Pollution

Almost 9 Million Deaths Caused by Fossil Fuel Pollution

New research from Harvard University found that deaths from fossil fuel emissions are significantly higher than previous estimates. In 2018, more than 8 million people died from the pollution caused by coal, oil, gas, and other fossil fuels. That accounts for nearly 1-in-5 of all deaths worldwide. Prior research put the number at a little over 4 million deaths per year.

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