COAL By: Hami and Rachelle

Over 40% of the worlds energy is provided by coal.

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

  • Destroys Complete Habitats and entire Ecosystems
  • Mercury emissions get into the water and make it toxic to all living things in it
  • Ash gets into the atmosphere and pollutes the air we breathe
  • Causes deforestation

BEFORE AND AFTER COAL MINES

GLOBAL RESOURCES

  • World has consumed 7,800 billion tons+ of coal
  • Top consumers are China, and the United States
  • 860 billion tons are reserved worldwide, annually, enough to last another 118 years
  • India and Africa are the countries that most lack coal
  • 3.9 trillion tons of coal are in the U.S.

REDUCE COAL EMISSIONS

  • Use the new "clean coal technology "
  • Mine in vacant places where no ecosystems or life can be damaged

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