We’ve been in love with coal since the 19th century. It is inexpensive, abundant and supports our electricity-dependent lifestyle. In spite of health and environmental consequences, coal still powers most of our world today.
Concept, design, animation and research by Hadley Gustafson
Research and voice by Jeff Mittelstadt
Research by Hely Olivares
McKibben, Bill, “Can China Go Green?” National Geographic, June 2011.
Epstein, Paul R., et al. "Full cost accounting for the life cycle of coal." Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 1219 (2011), 73-98.
World Coal Institute
International Energy Agency
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