|9/14/2014 by mdc|
|The rest of the story is on pages 21 to 25 of the Journal of The Professional Geologist. As industry has begun to pull carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and store it in underground reservoirs, we also have the option to not burn the coal of fossilized dead forests. Alternative sources of energy to generate electricity are available. |
We also have the option to prevent the destruction of the living forests - and their associated ecosystems - that produce much of the oxygen that humans and other organisms need to exist. The carbon in coal can also be used to make other common clean products. Coal may then become clean coal after all and not just an oxymoron with visions of becoming germane economically.