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James Hansen testifies to the U.S. Congress

There is no longer any doubt that global warming is underway, but the situation is not hopeless. The good news is that scientists have proposed a way to avoid the worst outcomes: phase out coal. In fact, James Hansen, director of NASA's Goddard Space Institute, has said that ending emissions from coal "is 80% of the solution to the global warming crisis." Fortunately, economical alternatives to coal are now at hand, and around the world, over 400 citizen groups are working to promote a transition away from coal. The mission of CoalSwarm is to assist this movement by building a constantly expanding body of information that everyone in the movement can use and add to.

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