The Goal: STOP COAL
The UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for a worldwide cancellation of coal-fired power projects. He urged all countries to end a “deadly addiction” to coal.
Unfortunately, economic gain too often takes precedence over humanity’s future as new coal mines are being planned in Cumbria (UK) and Alberta (Canada).
The new mines are mostly meant to supply coking, or metallurgical, coal used to make steel. The Cumbria mine is expected to emit 8.4m tonnes of carbon dioxide each year.
But the promise of new jobs is persuasive for local residents.
The countries producing the most coal are China, India, USA, Australia, Indonesia and Russia.