Climate Project
Updated: 2/3/2020
Climate Project
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  • When fossil fuels are burned, they release carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, which in turn trap heat in our atmosphere.
  • Burning coal produces energy but releases methane and carbon dioxide into the air. The direct result is that many coal miners are killed and injured. The indirect result is heat waves, rising sea levels, and increased temparatures, which are all a health risk.
  • I have never burned so much coal before, it feels extremely hot down here.
  • Burning fossil fuels in factories can lead to increased amounts of carbon dioxide. This can lead to the development of asthma, pneumonia, and even bronchitis in many people.
  • As you burn coal, it releases sulfur dioxide into the air which causes acid rain. This can lead to chronic lung problems and can damage buildings, plants, wildlife, etc.
  • Several pollutants released when fossil fuels are burned are associated with reduced immune function. These include aromatic compounds, dioxins, heavy metals, lead, and hydrocarbons.
  • Inflammation in the cardiovascular system can be caused by pollutants from factories, power plants, and refineries. It is caused by compounds such as ozone. Research has found it can react with biological tissues and cause changes in heart rate.
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