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avert some 3 million premature deaths and reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by 65%
This is pretty incredible, its not often that you hear people advocating for more reliance on fossil fuels, but I suppose that one can't argue with the logic.
I'd expect that this would also mean that there would be less deforestation in the region, which is a plus for all sorts of ecosystem conservation efforts. It might also slow the pace of deforestation, which would be beneficial for humans in many ways.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have joined forces to warn residents not to use gasoline-powered generators or charcoal grills indoors or in attached garages because of the risk of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. "If you want to use a gasoline-powered generator when the power goes out, set it up outside in a dry area, away from air intakes to the home," said CPSC Chairman Hal Stratton. "And never use a charcoal grill inside because you risk being poisoned by deadly carbon monoxide. Opening doors and windows or operating fans to ventilate is inadequate and unsafe. Even with a CO alarm, you should never use a gasoline- powered generator or a charcoal grill inside. "
but charcoal isn't a fossil fuel. It is produced by "burning" wood in the absence of Oxygen