Huge Wellbeing Upside to Work from Home (WFH): Air Pollution and Commuting Time Slashed

New research enabled by giant data sets shows that the effects of air pollution are probably twice as bad as previously estimated. Air pollution also exposes people to a greater risk of catching COVID-19 and dying from it. In the US alone, quantifying the benefits of air quality through avoided deaths, avoided healthcare spending, and the concomitant increase in labor productivity would lead to $700 billion+, an amount that far exceeds the cost of the energy transition. Read it on…

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