Is coal causing global warming or is the Sun just getting bigger?
- FascinatedLv 61 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.
- it is iLv 51 year ago
If the sun was getting bigger then Mars wouldn't (supposedly) be cooling.
- 1 year ago
Sun is normal size
- KayleenRLv 71 year ago
neither, the world is just in a warming phase at the moment
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- CowboyLv 61 year ago
Burning coal, yes, and all other fossil fuels - the sun is just fine.....
- ElizabethLv 71 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.
- ThornLv 71 year ago
but it's not the sun
without a greenhouse effect the earth would be in a constant ice age.
- samLv 61 year ago
the sun is in a cooling phase while the earth is warming. increased greenhouse gases are the reason.
- PoseidonLv 71 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.
- Elaine MLv 71 year ago
Sun is staying the same size.