90% of Us Will Need to Go

 

Greens dream of a zero-emissions world without coal, oil, and natural gas. They need to think about what they wish for.

First, there would be no mass production of steel without coke from coking coal to remove oxygen from iron ore. People could fell trees for charcoal to produce pig iron and crude steels, but forests would soon be exhausted. Coal saved the forests from this fate.

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