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Burning coal can help the planet, delusional U.N. board decides: Good news, America! The U.N. has just proved

Good news, America! The U.N. has just proved that the United States does not have the world’s monopoly on bad climate ideas . The board in charge of the U.N.’s Green Climate Fund — money that’s supposed to be used to help developing nations fight and prepare for climate change — decided last week that some of its funding can be used to build … coal plants . That’s right — the dirtiest, shittiest fuel we have (at least until someone figures out how to make electricity from used diapers) is perfectly acceptable! Totally fine! Definitely NOT going to kill you and me and everyone you’ve ever known and loved including the panda-cam pandas and this dog who takes herself to the park on the bus ! Now, presumably, the U.N. is aware that pollution from coal plants kills more than 100,000 humans in India each year alone , and even more in China , and is also the world’s single larges...

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