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June 15th, 2010, 23:23
FWIW, The Clean Air Act is available online, as well as the assessment by the EPA that higher level of greenhouse gasses is hazardous to the public's health.

Clean Air Act

http://www.epa.gov/air/caa/

Findings

http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/endangerment.html

Report

http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/end…-Dec.15-09.pdf

It all seems rather reasonable to me. In summary the hazards from the report are:

1. Direct Temperature Effects - "Hot temperatures have also been associated with increased morbidity."
2. Air Quality Effects - "Climate change is expected to increase regional ozone pollution, with associated risks in respiratory illnesses and premature death."
3. Effects on Extreme Weather Events - "Increases in the frequency of heavy precipitation events are associated with increased risk of deaths and injuries as well as infectious, respiratory, and skin diseases." More hurricanes also predicted and we know how deadly those can be. Also more flooding events, similar deadly effects there.
4. Effects on Climate-Sensitive Diseases and Aeroallergens - "There will likely be an
increase in the spread of several food and water-borne pathogens among susceptible populations"
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