Telegraph Repeats Fake “40000 Deaths Caused By Air Pollution” Claim

By Paul Homewood

 

The Telegraph likes to present short videos, apparently for people who can’t be bothered to read a proper article.

Often, these videos are extremely short and very simplistic.

The other day, they ran this piece, which lasted all of 1 min 49 secs, about Britain’s supposed toxic air pollution.

I was astounded to see this scandalously fake caption:

 

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/01/30/watch-britains-problem-toxic-air-pollution-explained/

 

As we know, the most that has been argued is that there are around 40,000 premature deaths as a result of air pollution. But many may be no more than a week or two premature.

Even Greenpeace had to withdraw their similar claim last year.

In any event, the studies on which these numbers are based have been called into question as flawed.

For some reason though, the Telegraph did not mention the really salient facts. Such as the fact that emissions of air pollutants have been rapidly declining in the last two decades.

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https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/emissions-of-air-pollutants

 

Or that levels of air pollution in the UK are extremely low by international standards:

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 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/may/12/air-pollution-rising-at-an-alarming-rate-in-worlds-cities

 

No doubt this piece was written, as is usually the case, by some silly little journalist, fresh out of college, who believes everything he is told and has not learnt how to check out the real facts.

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February 2, 2018 at 08:40AM

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