Why air pollution is so scary

Overcome your brain’s limitations by learning statistics with Brilliant! https://www.brilliant.org/simonclark The World Health Organisation says that 7 million people are killed every year by the air they breathe. Why, where, and what can we do about it? Turns out, there are a few reasons we should stop burning fossil fuels… References
1. https://ourworldindata.org/data-review-air-pollution-deaths
2. https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/cancer
3. https://ourworldindata.org/outdoor-air-pollution#share-exposed-to-air-pollution-above-who-limits
4. https://ourworldindata.org/extreme-poverty#is-the-world-on-track-to-end-extreme-poverty-by-2030
5. https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/death-rates-from-air-pollution
6. https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/ambient-(outdoor)-air-quality-and-health
7. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-23853-y
8. https://www.pnas.org/doi/full/10.1073/pnas.1819989116
9. https://ourworldindata.org/outdoor-air-pollution#outdoor-air-pollution-tends-to-rise-with-industrialization-before-falling
10. https://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar6/wg1/downloads/report/IPCC_AR6_WGI_SPM_final.pdf So yeah, spoiler alert, air pollution kills 7 million people a year. And what causes the majority of dangerous air pollution? Humans burning stuff, specifically fossil fuels. Even without their immense impact on global climate, we should be phasing out the use of coal, oil, and natural gas because they are literally killing millions of people every single year. We have the technology to replace fossil fuel use in energy generation with renewables (and nuclear, though that’s… complicated here), and wealthy economies need to support low and middle income economies in their efforts to decarbonise (and literally clean up) their energy supply. You can support the channel by becoming a patron at http://www.patreon.com/simonoxfphys Check out my website! https://www.simonoxfphys.com/ ———- II ———- My twitter – http://www.twitter.com/simonoxfphys
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Overcome your brain’s limitations by learning statistics with Brilliant! https://www.brilliant.org/simonclark The World Health Organisation says that 7 million people are killed every year by the air they breathe. Why, where, and what can we do about it? Turns out, there are a few reasons we should stop burning fossil fuels… References
1. https://ourworldindata.org/data-review-air-pollution-deaths
2. https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/cancer
3. https://ourworldindata.org/outdoor-air-pollution#share-exposed-to-air-pollution-above-who-limits
4. https://ourworldindata.org/extreme-poverty#is-the-world-on-track-to-end-extreme-poverty-by-2030
5. https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/death-rates-from-air-pollution
6. https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/ambient-(outdoor)-air-quality-and-health
7. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-23853-y
8. https://www.pnas.org/doi/full/10.1073/pnas.1819989116
9. https://ourworldindata.org/outdoor-air-pollution#outdoor-air-pollution-tends-to-rise-with-industrialization-before-falling
10. https://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar6/wg1/downloads/report/IPCC_AR6_WGI_SPM_final.pdf So yeah, spoiler alert, air pollution kills 7 million people a year. And what causes the majority of dangerous air pollution? Humans burning stuff, specifically fossil fuels. Even without their immense impact on global climate, we should be phasing out the use of coal, oil, and natural gas because they are literally killing millions of people every single year. We have the technology to replace fossil fuel use in energy generation with renewables (and nuclear, though that’s… complicated here), and wealthy economies need to support low and middle income economies in their efforts to decarbonise (and literally clean up) their energy supply. You can support the channel by becoming a patron at http://www.patreon.com/simonoxfphys Check out my website! https://www.simonoxfphys.com/ ———- II ———- My twitter – http://www.twitter.com/simonoxfphys
My facebook – http://www.facebook.com/youtubesimon
My insta – http://www.instagram.com/simonoxfphys
My goodreads – http://www.goodreads.com/simonoxfphys ———- II ———- Music by Epidemic Sound: http://epidemicsound.com
Some stock footage from Getty.
Beautifully edited by Luke Negus. Huge thanks to my supporters on Patreon: Conor Safbom, William Pettersson, Paul H and Linda L, InDefenseOfToucans, Savannah, Jimmy Lee, Simon Stelling, Gabriele Siino, Bjorn Bakker, Ieuan Williams, Candace H, Tom Malcolm, Marcus Bosshard, Shab Kumar, Brady Johnston, Liat Khitman, Jesper Norsted, Kent & Krista Halloran, Rapssack, Kevin O’Connor, Timo Kerremans, Thines Ganeshamoorthy, Ashley Wilkins, Michael Parmenter, Samuel Baumgartner, Dan Sherman, ST0RMW1NG 1, Adrian Sand, Morten Engsvang, Farsight101, K.L, poundedjam, fourthdwarf, Daan Sneep, Felix Freiberger, Chris Field, Robert Connell, ChemMentat, Kolbrandr, , Sebastain Graf, Dan Nelson, Shane O’Brien, Alex, Fujia Li, Will Tolley, Cody VanZandt, Jesper Koed, Jonathan Craske, Albrecht Striffler, Igor Francetic, Jack Troup, SexyCaveman , Sean Richards, Kedar , Omar Miranda, Alastair Fortune, bitreign33 , Mat Allen, Anne Smith, Rafaela Corrêa Pereira, Colin J. Brown, Princess Andromeda, Mach_D, Thusto , Andy Hartley, Lachlan Woods, Dan Hanvey, Simon Donkers, Kodzo , James Bridges, Liam , Andrea De Mezzo, Wendover Productions, Kendra Johnson.

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