Another One Hundred Years of Fossil–Digging in North America?

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Another One Hundred Years of Fossil–Digging in North America?

I did a search here to see if anyone discussed this article from last November, but didn't see anything. I'm curious to know what people here think of the proposed notion that we have another 100 years of oil and coal left, but it will take "godzilla-scale fossil-digging" projects to get at it, and will lead to disastrous climate change and environmental destruction.

Another One Hundred Years of Fossil–Digging in North America?

 

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Re: Another One Hundred Years of Fossil–Digging in North ...

Great article. I would dispute the notion there is enough coal for 3500 years.  Getting it out of the ground, and in the case of the arctic reserves, getting it to market, fast enough, to sustain growing world cunsumption is one issue. The environment is certainly an important issue. And then, the cost of energy to make it all happen will nix the mining before it happens.

I am afraid Americans will choose to remove the mountaintop coal, giving up a healthier life, than having to buy LED lightbulbs.

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