Konin, Poland — Our team at the Climate Rescue Station in Poland joined 400 local people who live close to an open coal mine for a mass demonstration. Seven mayors from nearby villages and towns, which are facing destruction because of the mine's expansion, also attended.
Our Climate Rescue Station - a four-storey-tall planet Earth - is sitting on the edge of the vast open pit mine in opposition to the expansion of coal-fired power plants, in Poland and the world. The station contains exhibitions and information about coal and its impacts, and visitors can learn such suprising facts as this: one third of CO2 pollution comes from coal, making it the single biggest cause of climate change. . . . . . . . . . . .STORY AND PICTURE COURTESY OF GREENPEACE . . . . .
Poland uses coal for over 90 percent of its electricity production, more than double the world average, and is a major contributor to global warming. Poland is one of the top 20 states in the world for CO2 emissions.