Fossil fuel use and “climate change” now kills
5 million people per year.
(Air pollution from fossil fuels kills 4,800,000 people and the UN says
Global Warming effects kill 400,000 people Per Year)
Today 400,000 people are dying every year from Global Warming weather related disasters. That figure was at 2012 and severe weather events have increased. So 400,000 is a minimum. Air pollution caused by the use of fossil fuels is also separately contributing to the deaths of at least 4.5 million people a year. Click to the report in the Guardian-
The use of fracking to mine oil and gas has
destabilized geological structures
This seems to happen to at least the depth the process is being used. And very probably to much greater depths.
USGS (United States Geological Survey) reports that between the years 1973–2008, there was an average of 21 earthquakes of magnitude three and larger in the Central and Eastern United States. This rate has ballooned to over 600 M3+ earthquakes in 2014 and over 1000 in 2015. Through to August 2016, over 500 M3+ earthquakes have occurred.
(The United States Geological Survey is a scientific agency of the United States government. The scientists of the USGS study the landscape of the United States, its natural resources, and the natural hazards that threaten it.)
NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) on US costs —
(This particular report does not factor in soil carbon sequestration)
They report:- “Global warming comes with a big price tag for every country around the world. The 80 percent reduction in U.S. emissions that will be needed to lead international action to stop climate change may not come cheaply, but the cost of failing to act will be much greater. New research shows that if present trends continue, the total cost of global warming will be as high as 3.6 percent of gross domestic product (GDP). Four global warming impacts alone—hurricane damage, real estate losses, energy costs, and water costs — will come with a price tag of 1.8 percent of U.S. GDP, or almost $1.9 trillion annually (in today’s US dollars) by 2100.
We know how to avert most of these damages through strong national and international action to reduce the emissions that cause global warming. But we must act now. The longer we wait, the more painful—and expensive —the consequences will be.”
For the full report go to —–