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How Much Coal Do People Burn Each Year?

See how much CO2 we add to the atmosphere each year.

Publish Date: Topic: Planet EarthPlanet EarthNova

This visualization uses Washington D.C.'s National Mall to show the scale of the human coal consumption—and how much CO2 it adds to our atmosphere.

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