Climate + Energy

Deadly Energy

Check out the latest Scientific American piece on the human cost of energy, and the kicker:

The lion’s share of human costs, however, comes not from accidents but from pollution, which makes fossil fuels the most dangerous form of energy generation.

And just in case you need it laid out in greater detail, here’s the health impacts of fossil-fueled power plants in the United States:

Deadly energy is right, but remember, these health impacts are direct cost on our society.  A recent report by the Clean Air Task Force found that the health impacts of coal-fired power plants costs us more than $100 billion annually.

Once more we’re seeing, fossil fuels just aren’t worth it.