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As a result of coal burning, our nation burns millions of tons of the world’s oldest fossil fuels, including methane and carbon dioxide, leading to climate change and increasing greenhouse gases. As with much of life, humans cannot control the climate.
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These estimates must be taken with a grain of salt, however. While we don’t yet have a comprehensive picture of carbon intensity in the United States, several factors, including population growth, economic growth, natural gas and oil development, and natural gas production, suggest that more countries may well be producing more carbon.
The real question, though, is whether or not we will actually have any more places in the world where carbon pollution is permitted because of our own irresponsible leadership and policy paralysis.
What we must do is take a hard look at the carbon footprint. While the numbers don’t matter, the impact must be looked at. Our planet’s ecological health and resilience are in serious jeopardy if we don’t act right now.