Coal: Yesterday’s Fuel Still Causing Havoc Today


The is a very good animated video from the Sierra Club on the dangers of coal. It captures all that is wrong with countries continuing to rely on coal as an energy source ’Not only is coal burning responsible for one third of US carbon emissions—the main contributor to climate disruption—but it is also making us sick, leading to as many as 13,000 premature deaths every year and more than $100 billion in annual health costs,” the Sierra Club said in a posting. Or as Dave Roberts of Grist said in a posting: “It was one thing when there were no viable alternatives to coal — you could make the brute utilitarian argument that all the lost lives, suffering, and ecological destruction were worth it for the benefits of electrification. But now there are alternatives.

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