Coal, Kyoto and Inconvenient Truths – Science Express

Coal is abundant and cheap. It fuelled the industrial revolution – and still underpins 21st-century industry. The difficulties and costs of moving to a low coal/low carbon economy are underappreciated and understated. Mission control, we have a problem.

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