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IT KILLS US & THE PLANET - Oil prospecting is traditionally a dangerous occupation after the Deepwater Horizon incident, but long term exposure to carcinogenic particulates kills many more people.






Average petrol and diesel pump prices in the UK have hit new record highs yet again, with the Government still being urged to help ease the burden on drivers.

Petrol now costs an average of 183.16p per litre, while diesel is 188.82p per litre. Many fuel stations, particularly those on motorways, are charging more than 2 per litre for the fuels. The news comes just a day after the average cost of filling the 55-litre fuel tank of a typical family car with unleaded has exceeded 100 for the first time.


Diesel is a fossil fuel derived from the fractional distillation of crude oil that is used to fuel automotive vehicles, buses, cars, vans and especially trucks, for land transport and boat & ship engines for marine use.


Diesel engines are used almost exclusively in tractors for agriculture and growing crops and heavy earth moving plant for civil engineering projects and house building.


In terms of climate change, diesel engines should be replaced with electric motors that are driven by generated electricity supplies such as solar and wind renewables.


In particular, cities like London, are dangerous places to live with carcinogenic particulates from public transport. It will be possible to replace diesel powered vehicles with smart service stations that carry standardized battery (or hydrogen fuel cell) cartridges. Roughly 7-8 million people die every year as a result of lung cancer and related respiratory diseases. The rate for Covid 19 is 2.5 million people. That helps to give perspective to using fossil fuels. Perhaps, our vehicles should wear masks in crowded situations, like Covid precautions - and we should wear breathing apparatus when driving them.


The coal and oil lobbyists, known as climate deniers, know this, but continue to push for more exploration and build of electricity generating stations - even where they are in effect killing people by gassing them, contrary to Articles 3 and 5 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. You might care to agree, they are no better than the Nazis in wartime Germany. Only, they stand to gas more people by carrying on "business as usual" than the brown shirt fascists. Around two hundred and forty million (240,000,000) humans between 2030 and 2050. If they do not mend their dirty habits.


In 2021, China's Xi Jinping and India's Narendra Modi, have signaled their intention to step up coal burning, with Australia's Scott Morrison saying he'll keep on digging up coal for export. Making these 3 countries the worst of the Dirty Dozen. Russia's Vladimir Putin, is also in the running to kill his countrymen. Also an exporter of death, and 4th on the list of carcinogenic butchers.


Knowing their businesses kill people, makes them Climate Criminals, unless they use the profits made on the millions of deaths so far, to fund clean renewables, and phase out coal and oil as quickly as the implementation of a clean infrastructure will allow - to in some measure - atone for their sins.








Fossil fuels kick started our industrial revolution, powered steam ships and generated electricity as we released the energy in coal and later oil, to make things happen at a faster pace. Cars and aircraft being an example of things we now take for granted that pollute big time and cause lung cancer.


But it was a brilliant time for engineers and town planners who thought they could rely of this energy source without any consequences. Because after all the world is a big place. Surely humans could not alter the delicate ecological balance of planet earth just by driving a few cars and lighting a few home fires. Then came central heating. Sh*#%


Sadly, we can. We did and we still are, even though we now know how dangerous our excesses are to other species - and we are also set for extinction if we do nothing to swap fossil fuels for clean renewable energy sources.





Oil usage map of the world by country in millions of barrels







By way of an example, the United States has less than 5% of the world's population, but uses more than 25% of the world's supply of fossil fuels derived from oil. As the largest source of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, CO2 from fossil fuel combustion, accounted for 80 percent of [its] weighted emissions in 1998. Combustion of fossil fuels also produces other air pollutants, such as nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, volatile organic compounds and heavy metals. The more developed a country in 2019, the harder it will be to kick the fossil fuel habit. Going cold-turkey is not an option. President Donald Trump and other G20 world leaders are sure to be considering ways of curing their nation's addiction to oil, before they overdose.






EXHAUST PIPES - The fumes from car exhausts kills us slowly when we burn it and release the carcinogens into the atmosphere to create smogs. We might as well be smoking. Before Zyklon B, the Germans gassed the inmates of concentration camps using the exhaust fumes from trucks. It is estimated that around 8 million people died in 2018 of cancer caused by vehicle pollution. That is three times the mortality rate of Covid 19.













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