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.



Ugo Bardi is a member of the Club of Rome, faculty member of the University of Florence, and the author of "Extracted" (Chelsea Green 2014), "The Seneca Effect" (Springer 2017), and Before the Collapse (Springer 2019)