China smog cuts 5.5 years from average life expectancy – FT.com

This is a truly amazing and MUST READ article in the FT.

Life expectancy varies greatly from country to...

Life expectancy varies greatly from country to country. It is lowest in Africa and higher in Japan, Australia and Spain. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Check it out!

via China smog cuts 5.5 years from average life expectancy – FT.com.

As I reflected on the implications of this article, I pondered the following open question:

Why are World leaders not addressing environmental issues effectively when there is already evidence of shorter lives yet alone future generations?

Any thoughts?

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