Green plan causes air pollution, may kill thousands in the UK, thanks to dirty diesel
“For more than a decade, motorists buying diesel cars have enjoyed tax breaks because the cars produce lower levels of carbon dioxide and are more fuel efficient.
Now, Britain is being sued by the European Commission for breaching air pollution limits, because emissions from diesel vehicles are contributing to tens of thousands of premature deaths each year.”
Edmund King, the president of the AA, said: “Some drivers will feel betrayed and misled because they were encouraged to go for the dash for diesel. “In the 1990s there was a near hysteria about carbon dioxide, and yet nobody looked at the bigger picture. “The drivers thought they were doing the right thing, diesel causes about 7,000 deaths in the UK each year:
The transformation of the UK car fleet
TAP – Never mind 700 annual deaths (underestimate?). How about millions of people suffering daily health effects? I can hardly breathe in Central London.