The 1000-Ton Rule

Linking Today’s Emissions to Tomorrow’s Fatalities

10 mins
What is it about?



The paper discusses how burning fossil fuels, like coal, oil, and gas, releases greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. These gases trap heat and cause global warming. This warming affects our health, food, water, and even where we can live. The researchers wanted to understand how many people might die in the future because of the carbon we're releasing now. They found out that for every 1,000 tons of carbon dioxide we emit, one person will die in the future.