27 Aug '17, 12pm

Switch to Renewables Would Save 7 Million Lives Per Year, Create 24 Million Jobs

Californian scientists said a fossil fuel phase-out is achievable that would contain climate change , deliver energy entirely from wind , water and sunlight to 139 nations, and save up to 7 million lives each year. They said it would also create a net gain of 24 million long-term jobs , all by 2050, and at the same time limit global warming to 1.5°C or less. The roadmap is entirely theoretical, and depends entirely on the political determination within each country to make the switch work. But, the researchers argued, they have provided a guide towards an economic and social shift that could save economies each year around $20 trillion in health and climate costs. The scientists have provided the calculations for only 139 of the 195 nations that vowed in Paris in 2015 to contain global warming to "well below" 2°C, because these were the nations for which reliable energy da...

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