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Burning Coal Drives Global Poverty as Well as Climate Disaster, New Paper Argues


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Burning Coal Drives Global Poverty as Well as Climate Disaster, New Paper Argues

Lauren McCauley, staff writer

Putting to rest the industry argument that cheap, dirty coal is somehow a solution to extreme global poverty, a coalition of development experts published a new paper on Tuesday arguing that, in fact, coal is one of the major forces driving climate change, which they say is "the greatest long-term threat to eradicating poverty."


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Sure saving the world would be nice but can you make a buck at it?