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Natural gas is not a solution for climate change

Natural gas is not a solution for climate change

Natural gas is not a solution for climate change July 19, 2011 | Leave a comment The real solutions to climate change lie with conservation and renewable energy, such as solar, wind, tidal, and geothermal power. (Credit: Kevin McManus via Flickr). By David Suzuki with contributions from Ian Hanington, Communications and Editorial Specialist Can a fossil fuel help us avoid the harmful effects of other fossil fuels? It's a question that's come up lately as natural gas is eyed as a cleaner alternative to oil and coal. Burning coal and oil causes pollution and emits greenhouse gases that drive climate change. Exploring and drilling for oil and mining coal also come with numerous environmental impacts — especially as easily accessible oil runs out and we have to rely on deep-water drilling and oil sands. Natural gas burns cleaner than oil and coal, and it emits less carbon diox...

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