Tougher climate policies could save 150 million lives, researchers find

This article discusses the human toll from not stopping climate change. In the United States, the Clean Air Act has improved air quality over the years. Still, more than 330,000 lives in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Detroit, Atlanta and Washington would be spared, according to the study, published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change. Drew Shindell, a professor of Earth science at Duke University was the study’s lead author.

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