The enviros claim 1,000 deaths per day. Show us a body!!–more–>
ON AN AVERAGE DAY IN CHINA outdoor air pollution causes the premature death of roughly 1,000 people. This is the conservative estimate of World Bank researchers utilizing surveys collected by Chinese government agencies and scholars. A number of news organizations reported that an internal World Bank report put the number who die prematurely each year at 350,000 to 400,000. The World Bank’s preliminary report states that air pollution costs the average Chinese urbanite 18 years of life. In 1997, the World Bank estimated 50,000 Chinese died prematurely each year due to air pollution.
But there are still no reports of deaths from air pollution in China since Steve Milloy wrote this op-ed in January.
Read “Show Us the Bodies, EPA.”