Climate Change is linked to coal.
The term climate change is used to refer to changes in the Earth’s climate. Generally, this is taken to regard changes in temperature, by monitoring averages, extremes, durations, and geographic coverages. “Climate change” can include “natural” changes but the primary concern and focus is on human activities that are contributing to global warming. “When scientists talk about the issue of climate change, their concern is about global warming caused by human activities.”
Read more about the impacts of coal mining on climate change at the following locations:
- Coal Swarm
-  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, http://www.epa.gov/globalwarming/kids/gw.html