Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Science Museum unveils trillionth tonne of coal

Just in case you missed it on the BBC's website this week...

"On Thursday, 22nd October 2009, a single tonne of anthracite coal was unveiled in the Science Museum in London as part of a new exhibition on climate change."

The article goes onto explain how the trillionth tonne matters because of the carbon dioxide accumulation in the atmosphere it represents, since the dawn of the industrial age in the 18th Century.

This blog is obviously dedicated to not just solar power but all forms of renewable energy. If ever a stark reminder of why renewable energy is so critical to us, were needed - you'll want to read the rest of this very fine piece on the BBC's Science and Environment web page.

All this just ahead of the Copenhagen summit in December.

photo credit: NIOSH

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