The Mississippi River Provides Insights into the World of More than 300 Million Years Ago

September 12th, 2019

“Some 300 billion metric tons of coal has been mined globally during the Anthropocene.” An excursion into the orginis of coal by geologist Colin Waters

The impact of coal and fossil fuel emissions on anthropogenic climate change has been well established. But how did coal form originally? In this excursion into the Carboniferous age, geologist Colin Waters traces back the origins of coal in the region that today forms the Mississippi River system.