Low-carbon policies could prevent up to 175,000 US deaths by 2030

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Reducing US emissions to the levels needed to avoid a 2-degree C warming could prevent up to 175,000 premature deaths by 2030 and yield near-term national benefits of about $250 billion a year, according to a study. When longer-term global impacts are figured in, benefits could be 5 to 10 times larger than the estimated costs of implementing emissions reductions. However, this would require greater reductions than those targeted in current legislation or regulations.

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