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Book details
  • Genre:NATURE
  • SubGenre:Ecosystems & Habitats / Mountains
  • Language:English
  • Pages:100
  • eBook ISBN:9781626757707

Coal Ain't The Culprit

by Peter Britton

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"Coal Ain't the Culprit" is a hybrid ebook aimed at telling the real & true story of coal and what its abuse does to people and the planet.
Burning coal to make energy to run machines has been the world's ugly secret for centuries. The truth is now known: Coal combustion is killing the planet. The scary thing is we all know that but nothing changes; more and more CO2 each year joins the greenhouse gas gang to raise Earth's temperature slowly but inexorably. We even go so far as to call coal "clean" creating the world's biggest oxymoron. This book goes to the heart of the matter---where coal comes from under what tortures---and to the men who make this industry run. And to the brave people who fight them. Boone County WV is at the center and Bob White is at Boone County's center. That's where Maria Gunnoe's homeplace sits:under fire around the clock.
About the author
`PETER BRITTON has been a long-time freelance journalist. His beat: Energy production and use. For him, the Exxon Valdez changed everything. Even as you read this, a coal train leaves West Virginia and heads for the coal terminal at Norfolk and a collier bound for Europe. When that 150,000 tons burns the Earth dies a little. Mr. Britton took his laptop and cameras to West Virginia's coal fields and Boone County and Bob White and Maria Gunnoe. His purpose was to write a story about the source of coal. But this story would not be for Popular Science or Exxon's The Lamp or even Smithsonian magazine. There was too much passion and music and violence and dishonesty. Only this hybrid book, and the musical within trying to escape, would fill this bill. A graduate of Williams College, Mr. Britton lives in the New York City and travels a lot.
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