The way in which we produce and consume energy is central to several key aspects of human health.
The leading cause of indoor air pollution is cooking fuel .
The World Bank estimates a cost of $88 to $213 billion per year to provide universal access to safe and affordable drinking water, sanitation, safe human waste disposal, and hygiene , or $54,000 to $132,000 per death to which unclean water contributes.
In addition to risks that affect individual human lives, there are risks that threaten civilization or humanity as a whole and may be much more serious, especially over the long term, than currently observed damages. The worst case outcome of climate change is one such risk.
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