Coal: The Killer
The harsh impacts of coal demand a U-turn towards renewable sources of energy such as wind or solar power, writes Jan Erik Saugestad.
In an age of mistrust, there's a good reason that the voice of the healthcare community continues to carry weight. A research published by The Lancet medical academic journal, showing the health impact of climate change, deserves attention. We should listen when told that climate change is an issue of public health as much as it is about the health of our planet. They show how our continued reliance on coal is costing lives through air pollution while also driving climate change that will prove to be damaging to public health. This is a poor return from a killer investment.