Cross-posted from Sightline Daily. In the course of looking into some larger questions about the global coal trade, I stumbled upon several fascinating pictures of world coal production and consumption during the last three decades. Here’s what global coal “production” (i.e. mining) looked like in 2010: I wasn’t able to embed the animated image, but you can watch 30 years of coal production play out here. Now here’s a closer look at trends within Asia, the world’s dominant coal producer: Watch the animated version here. That’s the production side. The other side of the coin, of course, is coal consumption. So, let’s …
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