Tons of coal/capita

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Written by Robert Engelman

Today, the world burns nearly 5 billion metric tons of ocal each year.  That's about 3/4 ton for each person on earth, with comparable combustion of oil and natural gas for each of us--all driving a human-induced warming of the planet whose endpoint we yet can't imagine.  Even though the thought of tempering growth is not yet mainstream, the implausibility of grwoth without end is becoming more obvious in a closed-atmosphere, carbon-constrained world.

Robert Engelman, More, p.230. 

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