Welcome to the age of diminishing returns

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Coal Dragon






Coal Train in Maryland. If you have four minutes or so, watch the creature coming out of the tunnel and pass in front of the camera, clanking. Count the number of wagons; you'll be surprised!

And then, think that CO2 in the atmosphere is now 392.4 ppm and growing.


1 comment:

  1. Dear Dr. Bardi,

    As a child in the American Midwest, I spent many hours confined in the family van, waiting for trains to pass the crossing. My sisters and I would count the railcars and sort them by type. I counted 82 coal cars in the video.

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Ugo Bardi is a member of the Club of Rome and the author of "Extracted: how the quest for mineral resources is plundering the Planet" (Chelsea Green 2014)