A woman gets her daughter dressed up for school at a slum in Kolkata, March 16, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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Carbon cuts could help 15 cities each avoid at least 1 million early deaths -- scientistsNEW YORK: Fifteen cities in Asia and Africa could each see at least a million fewer premature deaths this century if they cut toxic carbon dioxide emissions along the levels promoted in the global climate change agreement, scientists said on Monday.The metropolis of Kolkata in India stands to benefit most from cutting carbon pollution,a by-product of burning fossil fuels like oil, gas and coal, with 4.4 million fewer early deaths by 2100 .India's capital, Delhi, and its northeastern city of Patna, along with Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka, and Pakistan's Lahore could each avoid between 2.6 and 4 million deaths, according to computer models applied to 154 large cities.
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