Another installment in a series of nine slideshows were publishing called Picturing climate change. The stories were photographed by the NOOR picture agency in anticipation of the Copenhagen global climate summit occurring this week. We'll post another picture from the last slideshow in the series soon.
Pep Bonet/Consequences by NOOR
Poland has long relied on coal for its energy, using mostly antiquated equipment like this extractor at the Adamow field in Turek. The country uses coal for 94 percent of its energy needs, among the highest rates anywhere. Plans are to reduce that to 60 percent in 2030 via a nuclear plant, natural gas and wind and solar power. Of all fossil fuels, brown coal has the largest impact on climate change, in addition to the environmental impact of getting it out of the ground.