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Burning Coal Contributions To Climate Change

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Climate change is world issue, especially as population increases and is expected to increase by nine billion by 2050. Over thirty-percent of Duke Energy’s energy sources is coal-fired power plants (“Coal Energy”, n.d.) Moreover, power plants or electric generation contribute over thirty percent of greenhouse emissions (“Understanding Global”, n.d.). Extracting and burning of coal release many emissions: carbon dioxide, methane, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide and residues like bottom ash. All of which, contribute to climate change and the health of the environment and its biotic factors (“Coal and”, n.d.). Simply discussing that burning coal contributes to climate change will not change anything, therefore action must be taken and this proposal
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