A new Harvard study on air pollution by fossil fuels
According to new research from the University of Harvard, fossil fuel air pollution is responsible for more than 8 million people worldwide in 2018.
Previous estimates have put the total number of global deaths at 4.2 million, however, this study has highlighted that the death toll is much greater than previously suggested.
Regions with the highest concentrations of fossil fuel-related air pollution — including Eastern North America, Europe, and South-East Asia — have the highest rates of mortality, according to the study published in the journal Environmental Research.
Learn more about how researchers arrive at such a high number of fossil-fuel-caused deaths in the article published on the Harvard SEAS website