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  •  Huh? I think we're totally allowed to talk (0+ / 0-)

    about it - for example Wikipedia is not shy about pointing out that there are 500,000 fossil fuel deaths in the USA each year (which is well above the non-controversial consensus of 30,000).

    It's just that somehow this doesn't have the resonance of 1 or 2 possible deaths caused by nuclear power or something similar to that.

    •  err....the 30,000 deaths a year are atributed by (3+ / 0-)

      EPA to coal deaths alone (exclusive of mining accidents). Pollution deaths are maybe 10 times that number but I don't have time to actually check it out right now.

      Dr. Isaac Asimov: "The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny ...'"

      by davidwalters on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 12:25:39 PM PDT

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      •  No problem, it's no big deal to consult the (0+ / 0-)

        href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_pollution">relevant Wiki page

        The World Health Organization states that 2.4 million people die each year from causes directly attributable to air pollution, with 1.5 million of these deaths attributable to indoor air pollution.[15] "Epidemiological studies suggest that more than 500,000 Americans die each year from cardiopulmonary disease linked to breathing fine particle air pollution.

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