Across Europe, the EEA estimated that 71,000 people died prematurely in 2013 because of NO2 pollution. While the pollutant has been on a downward trend since the turn of the century because of stricter diesel car standards, more than one in 10 monitoring stations in Europe still breach NO2 limits, the agency found.
This whole ugly murderous mess was created by Global Warmists who believed that CO2 is evil and other really noxious gases were perfectly fine. This didn’t work out too well. VW had to cheat on the pollution tests to pass their noxious diesel cars as ‘good for the planet.’ All this hew hawing has led to nothing good, of course, so now the EU must change course…FAST…due to very noxious gases killing people literally.
This insane solution to a virtually null problem has bad effects, namely, killing plants, people, animals, etc. This is why ‘science scares’ have to be examined carefully before jumping to conclusions. The scandals in Europe due to ‘green’ manufacturers cheating is another issue closely tied into the diesel scam.
The report comes as MEPs in the European parliament on Wednesday arpproved caps for five air pollutants, including NO2, to come into force in 2030. The new national emissions ceilings rules are expected to halve the number of deaths from air pollution.
Catherine Bearder, a Liberal Democrat MEP, said: “If I had become a doctor instead of a politician I would be prescribing a serious health warning to the UK government today. The UK government have approved a third runway at Heathrow airport even though they know that air pollution around the airport is already dangerously above legal levels of nitrogen dioxide.”
The Guardian reported earlier this year that the plan had been diluted after lobbying by the UK government.
HAHAHA. The diesel lobby had to bribe people. So it keeps on rolling. The solutions to the problems never matched up much. the #1 solution the super rich and the Bilderberg gang wish is for all of us to use public transport and since in Europe, all public transport is surrounded by angry Muslim males (and this was true way back when I lived in Europe!!!!) this is a dire solution and I hope Europeans finally wake up from their dream world and figure out what reality looks like (Medusa).
Smoggy winter days, London is increasingly polluted by NO2 fumes which trees can’t eat. This is scaring people because it is true pollution. Gah. HAHAHA. Time to learn some basic science lessons, no?
Paris, Madrid, Mexico City and Athens will forbid all diesel vehicles by 2013. This is old news. THEY FAILED.
It’s a powerful move in the fight against climate change, and could create a market shift against the production of diesel vehicles.
It tackles a massive public health crisis—in 2013 alone, 467,000 Europeans died prematurely for reasons linked to air pollution. According to the EU, diesel is the worst offender.
It could ease traffic and encourage use of public transportation by making people reconsider whether to buy a new car.
There should be a significant reduction in embarrassing photos of smog-covered urban landscapes.
Why don’t the super rich ride public busses and use trains, too? Destroy all their yachts, limos, race cars, burn down their mansions and live ‘green’. Hello??? When are you creeps going to practice what you all preach? The Pope, too, damn it. Diesel is the devil! It was launched by ‘global warming’ radicals as the solution to CO2 ‘pollution’ which is plant food and NO2 is toxic to plants…!!!!
At the same time Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo joined officials from Madrid, Athens and Mexico City in announcing plans to get all diesel vehicles off the roads by 2025. Diesel is highly polluting, emitting far greater amounts of dangerous nitrogen dioxide and tiny pollution particles than petrol, and can cause cancer to heart attacks.
Despite the health damage it wreaks, governments across Europe, including Britain’s, have offered motorists tax incentives that effectively encourage the use of diesel, on the assumption – now being questioned – that it produces less planet-warming carbon dioxide than petrol.
Punish all of them. It is easy to look up who passed these rules and regulations and encouraged the evils that followed. The population was merely obeying the dictates of a bunch of greasy palmed, lying creeps. Put them all in prison in Iraq, Russia or China. That will teach them not to lie, cheat, steal and above all, kill.