Do you know what energy is? Energy is what powers nearly everything in your house through the form of electricity. Our main source of electricity comes from burning coal, but burning coal releases a huge amount of pollution into the air. This pollution is bad for not only the environment, but it is unhealthy for people as well.
The U.S. Energy Administration has recently put out a chart showing that China is responsible for 46.9 percent (almost half) of all the world’s coal consumption.
China consumed about 3.8 billion tons of coal in 2011 alone!
Coal use can lead to a number of bad issues such as toxic air, water pollution, and even climate change.
Even so, burning coal is still the source of one third of all greenhouse gas emissions on the planet! Currently there is no plan in place to cut these emissions in China, or in the U.S. for that matter.
Scientists say that if we keep on this path we are going, catastrophic climate change is in our future.
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