The Lancet Commission report presents data documenting pollution and pollution-related disease. According are concentrated among the poor and contribute to the intergenerational perpetuation of poverty. Pollution related disease can result in lost income and increased health-care costs, thus imposing disproportionately great economic burdens on poor families and communities.

The development of nuclear power was a really great start. But sooner than later, researchers realized it is not feasible, as it releases dangerous radiation. But a natural phenomenon known as sonoluminescence could allow us to duplicate the power of the stars. Until then, we still have solar panels as a clean way to produce energy. Wind power catches up, but it is still not considered as a reliable energy source due to high maintenance costs. Furthermore, there is the ocean thermal energy conversion and the ongoing development of hydrogen fuel cells. Looking further into the future, antimatter could also be viable solution. Research on antimatter is a priority, as it could provide us with much of the power we need. Too bad that it is very little of it in the universe – but it can be produced in laboratories.

Most plastics are derived from propylene, a simple chemical component of petroleum. When heated up in the presence of a catalyst, individual chemical units monomers of propylene link together by forming extremely strong carbon-carbon bonds with each other. This results in polymers long chains of monomers called polypropylene

The United States produces 18,000 megawatts of electricity through its wind farms. And that is enough to power up to 5.4 million average U.S. homes. While Denmark gets 20 percent of its energy from wind farms, the Department of Energy predicts that one-fifth of the nation's power might come from wind, until 2030.

Between 1994 and 2009, subsidies for renewables represented only $370 million (according to DBL). But between 1947 to 1999, nuclear power had subsidies of $3.5 billion a year. While coal receives at least $3.2 billion a year, in our times (according to a 2011 study), the oil and gas industry has been averaging $4.86 billion dollars (in today’s currency), since 1918 (according to a 2011 study).