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Resource Abstract

Coal: Engine of Change

Date Published: 1/1/2018

Resource Abstract

Somewhere in the world, someone is using coal—for heat, for light, for cooking, to make iron and steel, and to generate electricity—more than ever before. We have been burning coal to develop economies and improve quality of life for the past 150 years. That’s a lot of CO2 into the atmosphere, with more to come as more of the world’s population seeks a modern life. What will the twenty-first century bring?

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