Air pollution helps kill between 126 and 200 local [Waterloo Region] residents a year, different health studies suggest.
Air is polluted by industry, transportation, power generation and other activities that build economic prosperity in North America.
Because of the way we live and power our economy, people die as a result. (See, its not just about Global Warming, people are dying from pollution and many/most of the sources of CO2 and particulate pollution are one and the same).
It must be because we can't see it, we lack a tangible daily reminder that pollution is a real threat to our health. Ignoring the ugly haze hanging over Toronto that is clearly visible from Caledon.
How else do we explain this logic?
Thirteen Solar Plant and Wind Farm projects in California have been scuttled due to concerns "about the visual effect of huge solar farms on Route 66, the highway that runs through the Mojave".
Lest we make the mistake thinking this a dumb American problem, we have this issue up here as well.
We oppose these new projects because they impact the visual landscape and there are (unscientific) health concerns. But the way we do things now kills people every day.
Funny logic that. And not in a ha ha kind of way.