Here is Arden Pope’s response to Jim Enstrom’s March 2017 study in Dose Response. Past Pope’s lengthy arm-waving about dubious-if-not-fraudulent statistics, in the end he cannot cite a single bit of physical evidence that PM2.5 kills anyone — even though he claims 4.2 million people were killed by PM2.5 in 2015. Here’s the key passage:
All that “substantial work” has failed to link PM2.5 inhalation to death. Pope has even been forced to claim that breathing blue-sky clean air is more dangerous than smoking.
4.2 million dead people is a lot of bodies. It’s why we demand: