Greenhouse gas emissions are harmful to both the environment and public healthMORE
Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are responsible for numerous environmental problems. The emissions build up in the atmosphere and trap heat, warm the globe, raise sea levels, shift rainfall patterns, boost storm intensity, and increase the risk of sudden climate changes. Rising carbon dioxide concentrations alter the chemical balance of the oceans, harming coral reefs and other marine life. While the full range of potential impacts of climate change is still unknown, the evidence highly suggests that lower GHG emissions will cause fewer climate disruptions.
The World Health Organization reports that in 2012, air pollution exposure resulted in 7 million deaths – 1 out of 8 total global deaths. Pollution-caused diseases include heart disease, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and lung cancer.