Peat, lignite, anthracite, bituminous.
Peat, lignite, bituminous, anthracite.
Anthracite, bituminous, peat, lignite.
Anthracite, lignite, bituminous, peat.
Peat, anthracite, lignite, bituminous.
This is mostly memorization. But the names hide a lot of history, the peat-bog cutters of
Ireland, the brown lignites now being mined in Wyoming, the deep-mines and strip-
mines of the bituminous coals of western Pennsylvania, West Virginia and elsewhere,
and the hard-coal anthracite of the Scranton and Wilkes-Barre region. If you don’t know
any of this history, you might consider reading up on it a bit; it is fascinating.
Regarding global warming, most scientists (including those who have advised the
United Nations through the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) agree that if
we continue to burn fossil fuels at an accelerating rate:
Climate changes will primarily hurt poor people in warm places, but the climate
changes are primarily being caused by wealthier people in colder places.