Effects of fossil fuel and total anthropogenic emission removal on public health and climate

  title={Effects of fossil fuel and total anthropogenic emission removal on public health and climate},
  author={Jos Lelieveld and Klaus Klingm{\"u}ller and Andrea Pozzer and Richard T. Burnett and Andy Haines and Veerabhadran Ramanathan},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  pages={7192 - 7197}
Significance We assessed the effects of air pollution and greenhouse gases on public health, climate, and the hydrologic cycle. We combined a global atmospheric chemistry–climate model with air pollution exposure functions, based on an unmatched large number of cohort studies in many countries. We find that fossil-fuel-related emissions account for about 65% of the excess mortality rate attributable to air pollution, and 70% of the climate cooling by anthropogenic aerosols. We conclude that to… 

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