Fossil fuel combustion and global public health
Burning of fossil fuels releases large quantities of greenhouse gases that impact global climate. Here we determine the effect of air pollution from fossil fuels on global public health. For this, we use GEOS-Chem and an updated risk assessment model developed by epidemiologists at Harvard to calculate premature mortality due to exposure to air pollution from fossil fuels.
People: Eloise Marais (UCL), Karn Vohra (U. Birmingham)
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K. Vohra, A. Vodonos, J. Schwartz, E. A. Marais, M. P. Sulprizio, L. J. Mickley, Global mortality from outdoor fine particle pollution generated by fossil fuel combustion: Results from GEOS-Chem, accepted, Environ. Res., doi:10.1016/j.envres.2021.110754. [Link to article]. [Pre-proof PDF]. [Final version]