Coal’s formation is a window on an ancient world

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Love it or hate it, coal played a crucial role in launching us into the modern world by fuelling the Industrial Revolution. The byproducts of that role were, of course, the rise of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere and dangerous levels of air pollution in the big coal-fuelled cities.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherThe Conversation
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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  • sedimentary layers
  • cycle of formation
  • compacted peat


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