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Keep The Coal in the Hole Tour. Meet at Frank Kitts Park at 10am #drawthelineonfossilfuels Join us for a family-friendly tour to evict Fossil Fools on behalf of all life. In the first three months of 2021, the same amount of coal was used to generate electricity as in all of 2016 and 2017 combined, according to MBIE's Quarterly Energy Statistics. It is madness that we are still burning the worst, most polluting fossil fuel. Coal emits about 30 per cent more carbon dioxide than the next worst fossil fuels, diesel and petrol. Prime Minister Jacinda Arden has said acting on climate change is a matter of life and death. She said it is not a choice, it is imperative (June 9th, The Guardian). This does match the action being promoted - net-zero emissions by 2050. WHY NOT BURN COAL? - Coal is the single biggest source of climate changing CO2 pollution and the biggest risk to the future. Of the fossil fuels left in the ground and available to burn, 79% of the global warming potential is from coal. - Apart from climate change, coal also causes irreparable damage to surface waters, agricultural land and to people’s health. - Beside CO2, burning coal releases millions of tons of sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxides into the air, which create acid rain and smog. FOR THE HEALTH OF ALL LIFE ON EARTH.

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