The ninth story from the series “Coal is killing us” by Yana Tannagasheva about the danger of the coal industry for the climate.
Today the coal industry is the dirtiest way of producing energy and presents a major threat to the climate. Coal combustion is the single largest source of carbon dioxide emissions. And another greenhouse gas – methane – is released when coal is mined. So coal is the “dirtiest” fossil fuel and the most dangerous source of energy for the climate system.