Thursday, June 29, 2006

Hint: It's not an eclipse.

Guess when the above picture was taken.

Give up?


That, my friends, is Pittsburg during the height of the coal age. Pittsburgh produced more steel in WWII than all of Germany, with obvious results. Things have gotten better in some ways, but much, much, much worse in others. Read the whole sick tale in this excellent essay at Energy Bulletin, called "Coal: The other fossil fuel."

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