Hundreds of coal plants are still being planned worldwide — enough to cook the planet

Globally, there are enough coal plants planned to bust through the 2°C threshold.

China currently has 193 gigawatts under construction and 515 gigawatts in various stages of planning — roughly half of the proposed coal capacity worldwide.
 Coal Plants in China

India is another focal point. The country has 72 gigawatts of coal capacity under construction and another 218 gigawatts in various planning stages — more than any country save China.

Coal Plants in India

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Ecoclimax is defined by Odum (1969) as the culmination state after a succession in a stabilized ecosystem in which maximum biomass (or high information content) and symbiotic function among organisms is kept per unit of available energy flow.