Georgia: Coal and Carbon - Graphics
Visualization of CO2 emissions from U.S. power plants burning fossil fuels. Coal plants contribute over 80 percent of these emissions, which are actually invisible.
If current trends in burning coal and other fossil fuels continue, average temperatures in the US are projected to increase by roughly 10Ã‚Â°F by 2100
Sea level rise projected for this century presents significant threats to Savannah.
In coal-burning power plants, CO2 can be captured for transport to storage sites.
CO2 captured from coal-fired electric power plants may be injected for storage into porous layers of rock and sand deep underground.
The United States has many areas, shown in pink, where geological formations are likely to be suitable for long-term carbon dioxide storage.