Thurber talks at UBC about coal
On September 17, PESD Associate Director Mark Thurber spoke at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, BC about findings from his new book Coal (available on Amazon).
Coal burning is the largest single contributor to anthropogenic climate change, and it's also responsible for a host of regional and local impacts including serious air pollution. The challenge is that many developing countries still lean on coal as the cheapest and most accessible fuel for rapidly scaling their energy sectors. Coal also provides, directly and indirectly, sorely-needed livelihoods for millions of people around the world.