(3) Reduces Pollution and Risks to Public Health
The increase of carbon emissions in our atmosphere has already been shown to have very severe consequences to public health.
The increasing amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere has had a major effect on public health. In the past two decades, the United States has seen:
Studies have shown that almost 25% of the global disease burden results from environmental factors. If we put in the extra effort to use clean energy sources, which generate no pollution to the air, water or soil, we can significantly improve global health, especially in developing nations.