Posted September 21, 2019 07:12:47A new report from the Sierra Club and Greenpeace shows how the coal-burning power plants in the United States are contributing to global warming, the effects of which are being felt far and wide.
Sierra Club executive director Chris Horner said the report, “We Are All In This Together,” was released today.
“We see a lot of these coal-based power plants are killing us.
They’re killing us at home and abroad, we’re seeing the effects everywhere,” he said.
The report found that as many as one in five homes in the U.S. is likely to experience some form of power failure by 2050.
“It’s a very serious problem,” said Horner.
The report found the average American home lost between 2,700 and 4,500 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity every year, or about 8,000 to 16,000 kilowatts.
The total amount of electricity lost to the grid in the country is around 30 billion kWh a year, and that’s a staggering number that doesn’t include the thousands of other ways that electricity is lost to natural gas or coal-power plants, he said, which are also contributing to climate change.
The impact on the environment, according to the report: The coal- and gas-fired plants are polluting water supplies.
They emit methane, carbon monoxide, and other toxins into the atmosphere, contributing to air pollution.
They are also polluting the air in cities and other locations with large populations.
The coal plants also contribute to carbon emissions and water pollution.
The plants are releasing large amounts of CO2 into the air, contributing even more to global climate change, the report found.
“These plants contribute to climate disruption and are a prime example of the climate crisis we face,” Horner added.
“Our report shows how these plants are contributing not only to climate problems but also to other problems that affect people around the world, including the loss of biodiversity and the threat to health and well-being.”
A new study released this week by the Center for Biological Diversity found that the U,S.
population is rapidly increasing.
It found that between 1970 and 2015, the number of Americans born in the US increased by nearly 100 million people.
The center also found that in 2016, the population of the United Kingdom hit an all-time high, reaching 9.1 billion.
The number of people in the world’s top 10 countries grew by an astounding 2.2 million people between 2015 and 2020, bringing the number at the top of the world to 12.5 billion people.
“There is an urgent need to protect our planet from catastrophic climate change,” said John Coates, director of the Center.
“The new report shows that we must invest in clean energy to meet the future demands of the 21st century, but also take steps to mitigate the impact of climate change in the 21th century.”
The report said that as more people are exposed to CO2, the chances of them dying from a heart attack or stroke are rising.
The Center for Climate and Energy Policy estimates that CO2 is warming the planet’s surface by 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.3 degrees Fahrenheit) since the Industrial Revolution.
That means more than 4.5 million people worldwide are projected to be diagnosed with one or more chronic diseases by 2050 due to increased exposure to CO 2 , the report said.
“Our climate is changing faster than ever before and we have the power to protect the planet from it,” Coates said.
“But when we don’t act, the consequences could be devastating.
It’s time for our government to act to reduce CO2 emissions, and the world needs to act now.”
The Sierra Club is calling on President Donald Trump to address the issue of CO 2 emissions in his State of the Union address.
The report calls on the president to commit to a 50 percent reduction in emissions by 2030, including by investing $10 billion per year to reduce coal-powered power plants, and to double investment in clean coal technology.
The Sierra Club also called on Congress to establish an agency to study climate change and to implement a cap-and-trade system to reduce carbon emissions from the power sector.
The new Sierra Club report comes at a critical time for climate action, the group said, as the Trump administration has been a major supporter of the coal industry.
“In the next five years, coal will likely be the most common fossil fuel in the entire U.A.E., accounting for as much as one-fifth of the country’s power capacity, while natural gas will continue to grow, thanks to investments by investors like Amazon, Google, and General Electric,” Horning said.