Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Treehugger Tuesday

A new report on the effects of motor vehicles is shocking, but really not that surprising.

From Streetsblog USA:

1.5 Million Lives Lost: The Global Toll of Motor Vehicles Each Year
by Angie Schmitt

In 2010, more people were killed by motor vehicles than by AIDS, or malaria, or tuberculosis. That year, 1.3 million lives were cut short by vehicle collisions, and 185,000 more people died as a result of health problems caused by vehicle exhaust. Combined, those vehicle-related factors accounted for 2.9 percent of all deaths globally, according to a report released yesterday by the World Health Organization.


Read the entire piece here.

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