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Old 11-01-2018, 07:54 PM
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There are two things working in opposite directions in regard to climate and human life. On the positive side are advances in technology and medicine, which makes it easy to paint a misleadingly rosy picture. On the negative side are increasing premature deaths from two major impacts: the effects of air pollution, mainly due to particulate matter (PM), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), and sulphur dioxide (SO2) -- all from fossil fuels, and the direct effects of climate change, which includes the effects of extreme heat, water shortages, malaria, diarrhoeal disease, malnutrition and starvation from crop failures, and deaths in natural disasters due to extreme weather. The line of argument about improved prospects for human life is one of the most ridiculous angles on climate change denial I've seen yet.