Malaysia needs to stop building coal-fired power plants – here's why

Smoke and steam billowing from a coal-fired power plant in Suralaya, Banten Province, Indonesia. Coal is the single largest source of planet-warming carbon dioxide. — Reuters

There is one thing that could dramatically mitigate climate change: Coal.

If the planet was to completely get rid of coal tomorrow, we could even contain global warming within the critical 1.5°C threshold. (If we go over 2°C, catastrophic, irreversible change is expected.)

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