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How Much Coal Do People Burn Each Year?

Clip: Season 47 Episode 16 | 2m 13s | Video has closed captioning.

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

Aired: 10/28/20

Rating: NR

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