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Switching From Coal to Natural Gas Would Do Little for Global Climate, Study Indicates
September 8, 2011
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Although the burning of natural gas emits far less carbon dioxide (CO2) than coal, a new study by an NCAR researcher concludes that a greater reliance on natural gas would fail to significantly slow down climate change. Coal releases more CO2, but it also releases particles that cool the planet.Full Story
National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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