UN Climate Chief Calls on Coal Industry to Change

Posted In Climate Change, News, Pollution
Nov
18

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Derelict coal mine railroad near Grumantbyen, Svalbard, Norway. Photo source: ©© Kitty Terwolbeck

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The U.N.’s chief climate diplomat on Monday urged the coal industry to diversify toward cleaner energy sources and leave most of the world’s remaining coal reserves in the ground…

Read Full Article, ABC News

World Coal Consumption To Surpass Oil By 2020, The Huffington Post / Reuters

How Not to Love Nature: Shove a Coal Plant Next to Earth’s Biggest Mangrove Forest, World Time
Tigers have long provided the best defense for Bangladesh’s Sundarbans National Park, the planet’s largest mangrove forest and a UNESCO World Heritage site. These days, however, environmentalists are alarmed by a more insidious threat to the park’s future: a massive 1,320-MW coal-fired power plant that’s due to be constructed just 14 km away, in the city of Rampal.

The Unwelcome Renaissance, The Economist

Cooking The Climate Wrecking The Reef:The Global Impact Of Coal Exports From Australia’s Galilee Bassin, Greenpeace (Uploaded 09-19-2012)
A coal basin near Australia’s Great Barrier Reef will rank among the world’s worst producers of carbon pollution if fully mined, Greenpeace said, as it warned of devastating consequences. ” Cooking The Climate Wrecking The Reef: The Global Impact Of Coal Exports From Australia’s Galilee Bassin”, is a Greenpeace Australia Report..

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Open cut coal mine Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia. Photo source: ©© Beyond Coal And Gas

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