Beyond “Coaland”: Poland hosts COP 19

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Civil society in Poland and from around the world is demonstrating outrage at the hypocrisy of this move with protests and actions designed to show global support for Poland's moving beyond coal. Health effects of the pollution from the coal-fired plants and environmental degradation from mining increase the projected costs greatly. A European Environmental Agency study recently found Poland's second city, Krakow, has the third worst air quality in Europe.