The shocking danger of mountaintop removal -- and why it must end | Michael Hendryx

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Mike D : Who else felt the bottom of their stomach drop out when this information hit home?

Blakhawk1703 : #MountainLivesMatter

Adam Bryant : I'm very tired of willfully ignorant people. Government should be science, peer review, and collaboration based. :|

Lemonducky : I don't know when our species is going to get it together and realize that, if we continue like this, we're going to wipe ourselves out

Cubicle Bear : "Clean" coal

Ask Me : Love this. All my family is from mining areas and some are miners. Health issues are abound. I live downwind from that stuff and have many related health issues miners do and I'd never do that work. Amazing video. Downloading this one to keep.

blue_tetris : But how else are Americans' grandchildren going to dig up the cutting-edge energy source of the future: Coal!

Ol-Man-Duffy J : I can see reading this guy is missing in a few years by uncovering this. Can’t wait for the documentary on Netflix.

Hedgpig : It should end because it's called "mountaintop removal," it's like if there was something called "the rainbow extinction program."

slikrx : Call John Oliver and get him on board.

Levi Benezra : 1,200 a year for 3% energy a year...hmm so that means per death 32,728,838,684 calories are extracted from coal. Exactly the equivalent to 8,133,409,215 Pecan Pies. Hmm...Would I be willing to kill a person for 137 million pies.....is probably a question to be left unanswered. 2625000000000000 btu = 3% energy consume 661,931,551,894,717= in calories divide by # killed per year, = 551,609,626,579 calories per death divided by 4024 (Pecan Pie) is 137,079,927

CybranM : Good talk, I had no idea mountaintop removal was even a thing.

MetallicReg : The sad war of ideology and rationality is still ongoing, although some people are brave enough to use the relative definition of a "modern, civilized society". We need to fight ideology to the end and never forget that it was always a primitive, temporal tool to begin with.

Joy Bradford : Prevail you will!

shiva dhanush : Commenting before watching the video

Lumian : Not that surprising when the majority of the US citizens believe that the earth is flat.

Peter Velzen : So much for "Beautifull clean coal"

Sophie Wang : I’m learning all about coal mining and mountaintop removal in school

Nick Chambernator : Great TED talk!

Mark O : There are real concerns with MTR coal mining, but all credibility is lost when the speaker exaggerates by a factor of 10. According to the US gov't 2017 numbers, over 30% of electricity is generated by coal, not the 3% stated. Just because TED is considered an accurate source does not mean that the speakers are not full of crap. Do your own research to verify claims!

Silverwolf : yet how do you expect those without integrity to respect those whom do have it?

loukas371 : What an enlightening and inspiring talk. We should pressure our governments to acknowledge these issues and do something about them instead of seeking short term profit.

T.J. Phoenix : Devastating and important... just because you don’t live in these communities doesn’t mean you shouldn’t know everyone needs to wake up. I am so sad that folks allow this to continue. The future is watching and listening, time to WAKE UP

Tais Nuñez : How do we stop this? Especially when the people who are affected are so misrepresented?

Peter Fuchs : Good job America

Jørgen Hald : As long as we allow corporate donations to politicians, this problem will never go away. Nobody wants to to cut the branch on which they are sitting. We have seen it with the tobacco industry for the last century, and it's the same problem here.

Lil Colgate Vert : *Bro*

a7i20ci7y : I'm from eastern Tennessee and I hate MTR. It's like throwing paint on the Mona Lisa, to say nothing of the environmental and public health consequences. It needs to end.

Gideon Johnston : It's kind of funny that liberals pretend that non-whites have it bad and cry racism whenever poor whites want a president that cares about them. Liberals should be forced to live in southern West Virginia. The only thing that is worse in inner cities is the insane crime rate, which is the people's fault. Appalachian folks have trouble just getting employed (whereas liberals find it an atrocity that non-whites aren't CEO's), not to mention they have poor medical care, less government aid, and have polluted air and water.

JogBird : America

holdmybeer : but we need coal for Trumps Christmas stocking.

Jay Kay : Next: The shocking Danger of Donald Trump! 😝

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jeff meares : At some point even the scientists must stand together with lawyers and sue politicians into poverty for slandering, beguiling and downright abusing the sciences.

Sizano Green : Sigh... this is making me feel sad. I wish I had been born a few hundred years in the future. Maybe stuff would be better...

silvio santapaola : the world is a mess lets change that

edi : A new story and yet nothing new.... It's been the same everywhere. Humans ruin their environment and thus themselves. Those in charge live far from the consequences and the rest lives in denial... too bad that they can only run from their own poisons but not from the ones others set free...

theslimeylimey : Interesting talk thank you.

buybuydandavis : "The Science is Settled!"

Peaceful Benevolent Tree : Really sad. It's like money and wealth is more important than lives and well being.

me : Where are the people that complain that the video is not about tech entertainment design? For some reason they don't complain that in every video that does not have these 3 element. Because this video is also not about tech, but environment and a change that is needed. I am not complaining, just pointing out the bias of youtube commenters.

Extort713 : Why are we still using coal or oil....................... this world is the wrong one.

Ted Weddell : Gotta bring back those mining jobs! Yep, all 28 or so of them.

Asma al-Arnaouti : But prevail we will.

Olorin Elior : also this destroys the nature upon the mountains

16 Bit Gaming : LEAST amount of views , i agree

William Chamberlain : Start picking up the tailings and tipping them out on the grass in front of the state court houses.

Adam.R : The snow was grey and almost black in areas this winter in places down wind from these "mines"

AkumaTheNameless : Coal is a cheap way to create energy for developing countries... but the U.S.A. is rich enough that is could change their energy sources. But trump wants to keep coal mining industry alive.

Sunil Lekhi : The only solution I see is education in human values ... lack of integrity is rampant - sigh ... may we educate our children in values and let them listen to their heart