Its true. Underground coal fires - some burning for over 100 years, contribute a significant amount of the CO2 that is driving global warming, increased storm ferocity, and rising sea levels. These changes will effect everyone on Earth and may drive mass extinctions of species and global pandemics.. They could endanger huge areas of the Earth - putting them under water. For example, the US could lose Florida. And parts of many other states, if sea levels keep rising. It has happened before, after meteors struck the Earth, creating planet-wide forest fires..
COAL FIRES ARE BIG... THEY CAN BE PUT OUT -
In fact, they are the most concentrated source of CO2, each a bigger factor than any single factory or city...
That is why it is essential for the developed countries to band together to PUT OUT UNDERGROUND COAL FIRES NOW..
Seriously.. This should be a no-brainer..