The Victims Of Carbon Pollution: Asthmatic Children

Anti-science Republican candidate Rick Santorum said at a campaign event, “The dangers of carbon dioxide? Tell that to a plant.” But back in reality, carbon pollution poses very real dangers to the climate and public health, including inducing more asthma cases than ever. Last week, the Sierra Club and Natural Resources Defense Council also rolled out a seven-figure ad showing who suffers from the work of polluters and their lobbystsasthmatic children:

“The icon of climate change, is more than the image of a polar bear on a melting ice floe trying to survive,” National Resources Defense Council senior scientist Kim Knowlton said. “It’s really the face of a child with asthma, using an inhaler to breathe.”

The EPA is about to release a nationwide carbon pollution rule limiting emissions from power plants, standards that ultimately protect children. The American Lung Association will have billboards in two states, on display in Columbus, OH and Pittsburgh, PA. View it:

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