Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Coal - stop the madness

I don't write much about the effort to curtail carbon emissions, but we must never forget that coal is the enemy. Unless we drastically reduce the amount of carbon emissions from burning coal to generate power, we stand little to no chance of reducing the concentration of carbon in the atmosphere. We're worsening our prospects with every day the present coal burning pace continues, and we're looking at a huge planned expansion of coal burning here and especially in China.

So this Washington Post article, written by Jeff Goodell primarily in response to the Utah mine tragedy, is a great hard-hitting piece about the coal industry as a whole, and about it's role in global warming in particular.

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