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Hidden benefits of climate policy

Reducing fossil fuel use saves lives now

The same activities that will eventually threaten the earth's climate also threaten human health today.

Executive Summary

Much of the debate over global climate policy misses one basic point: The same activities that will eventually threaten the earth's climate also threaten human health today.

This paper highlights first study ever to look at the global short-term health impact of fossil fuel consumption projects significant consequences for people's health and mortality worldwide.

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