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Dont you just love it when some twit writes something like that on his blog with out reference to any authority for such an alarmist statement?
I have never seen any reputable study that published such drivel.
How could anyone possibly prove such a statement? There are only a few cities in the world where one could arguably say that people were dying from fossil fuel pollution. Two that I can think of are Mexico City and Beijing, China. The total deaths of all causes in cities that one could say people may be dying of fossil fuel pollution would not add up to 3 million per year.
And there is no where in the USA that I would say people were provably dying of fossil fuel pollution. Some people in the US may have underlying health conditions that are aggravated by fossil fuel pollution but one could only say that fossil fuel pollution was a contributing factor in those deaths.
I really hate it when conservatives bow to liberals facetious arguments to try to sound caring and reasonable.
Indonesia is going to build a million barrel a day coal-to-liquid plant.
China is in the planning stages with Sasol to do the same thing.
The difference is that they take energy seriously. I want to see us take our energy independence at least as seriously as they do. We should be building a coal-to-liquid plant in every coal producing state. At the scale Indonesia is planning, it would only take two of them to replace Persian Gulf oil.