Weekly Word: Heins talks Lancet Report; October 29, 2017

After reading the recently published Lancet Report for the first time, I am struck by a few thoughts: The narrative of the study could have been written by any number of environmental groups; the actual statistics tell a different story; and, finally the real story which may very well be about the effects of poverty and pollution on local populations. While the debate about climate change will rage on, the importance of clean water, good sanitation, domicile ventilation, reliable electricity, and modern health care to local inhabitants is clearly settled.