A fossil fuel-powered future for Africa will come at a drastic human cost

Data from new research by Harvard University and the University of Leicester suggests a future powered by fossil fuels on the continent will result in nearly 50,000 deaths per year by 2030 from power plant and vehicle emissions alone. While there are also several other causes of air pollution-related deaths, ranging from emissions from factories and processing plants to unregulated refineries, the study focused only on emissions from power plants and vehicles.

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