Ujima asked in EnvironmentGlobal Warming · 1 year ago

Is coal causing global warming or is the Sun just getting bigger?

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  • 1 year ago

    Don't know about the sun, but burning coal absolutely contributes to global warming. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, "... Complete combustion of 1 short ton (2,000 pounds) of this coal will generate about 5,720 pounds (2.86 short tons) of carbon dioxide." Wow! That's a lot of CO2 in the air.

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  • 1 year ago

    If the sun was getting bigger then Mars wouldn't (supposedly) be cooling.

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  • 1 year ago

    Sun is normal size

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  • 1 year ago

    neither, the world is just in a warming phase at the moment

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  • Cowboy
    Lv 6
    1 year ago

    Burning coal, yes, and all other fossil fuels - the sun is just fine.....

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  • 1 year ago

    Sorry, I'm Irish and don't understand your question.

    What is this 'sun' you speak of? I heard my grandparents talk about it appearing once from behind the clouds and rain, but I thought it was a myth.

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  • Thorn
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    partially

    but it's not the sun

    without a greenhouse effect the earth would be in a constant ice age.

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  • sam
    Lv 6
    1 year ago

    the sun is in a cooling phase while the earth is warming. increased greenhouse gases are the reason.

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  • 1 year ago

    The Sun is NOT getting bigger.

    It is not the coal in the ground that is causing global warming it is the burning of it which is an extremely small percentage which is causing global warming.

    There are many, many other things which are worse than coal causing the problem.

    If you researched this you would know what these things are.

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  • 1 year ago

    Sun is staying the same size.

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