August 30, 2017, Lakewood, Colorado – Research funded by the US Department of Energy has found that major air pollutants have significantly declined between 2007 and 2015. Carbon dioxide fell by 20 percent, sulphur dioxide by a staggering 72 percent, nitrogen oxide by 50 percent, and tiny particles known as PM2.5 by 46 percent. The researchers found that solar and wind power deployment, regulatory changes, and fossil fuel price changes all contributed to the steep cut in emissions.
These changes not only affect the climate and air we breathe but also produce a financial benefit. It was determined that the increase of renewable resources was worth between $5.3 – $106 billion dollars in climate benefits.
Several countries are beginning to entertain banning new production of gasoline and diesel vehicles within a specific timeline in attempts to negate further damage to the air quality. Outdoor air pollution is no myth, it is dangerous and can lead to severe medical issues and even death.
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