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Coal is not cool and here’s ten reasons why

  Coal is climate change and climate change is catastrophe. Japan would be one of the world’s most affected countries by sea-level rise, with 7.5 million people – 30 percent of Tokyo’s population – affected by the sea level rise under the 4 C scenario. A rise by 2 C would leave 4.2 million people’s

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The Clean Coal Myth

Clean coal is not Cool! Japan is the worst offender for financing coal plants abroad – it has spent over US$20 billion on this since 2007 doing just this and it is currently considering spending billions more. Japan, though, says that coal is cheap and people need electricity, and they are going to get it

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Sea level rise in Japan

Rising carbon emissions through 2100 could lock in 14 to 33 feet of long-term global sea level rise. The impact would be huge for each of the countries in the G7, but japan would be particularly badly affected. Extreme carbon cuts could decrease these threats by more than half, reducing the damage. However, the emissions

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Japan is Isolated in the G7 on coal

Japan is isolated among its G7 peers as the sole country still investing in new coal plants, let alone retire existing plants. It is also a negative force abroad through its financial support for dirty coal power plant construction. Out of the seven countries in the G7, Japan is ranked at #7 Japan has been

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Cool vs Coal Japan

What’s Cool? The G7 is moving away from coal. The USA is rapidly retiring old coal plants. Over 200 have been shut in the last five years. And more are shutting every week. So is the world. In China, coal use fell 3.7% in 2015 compared to 2014 levels, according to a report from China’s

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