The UN Climate Change Conference (COP24) was held during December in Katowice, Poland. This had to be a weird destination for a group that’s accustomed to the trappings of more chic urban settings and being surrounded by those that understand the urgency of climate change. Katowice is the capital of a European coal production center steeped in history. Unlike the Germans, however, who closed their last bituminous coal mine in December, the Poles still mine a considerable amount of coal and they plan to continue to do so.
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