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Why almost all coal was made at the same time



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So this video was quite rushed because I wanted to get it out in time for the #teamtrees launch. Here are a couple of things I got wrong:


Not ALL coal was made during the carboniferous period. There exists some younger coal here and there that formed under rare conditions that enabled it in spite of the presence of capable fungi. I did film myself saying that but it was lost it my rushed edit.


Photosynthesis is more complicated than I described. It involves water for a start. And it seems that the oxygen released during photosynthesis comes from the H₂O not the CO₂. Though I haven't be able to verify that.


And here's a non-correction! The thing I was holding up at the start was not charcoal. It was a coal dust briquette. You could argue that the briquette was made recently but the coal it's made of is old!


So yeah, the thrust of the video still stands but it's been a learning opportunity for me!


A final thought on planting trees for carbon capture. A lot of comments saying "what's the point? When the trees die the decomposers will release the CO₂ back into the atmosphere. But really this is more about planting *forests*. In a forest, when a tree dies, another tree grows in its place recapturing the carbon. But also, it's my understanding that it takes a very long time to release the CO₂. Like hundreds of years. So in terms of tackling climate change which is a problem of human time scales, it's a useful endeavour.
https://youtu.be/gqht2bIQXIY
Yeah, but Thunderf00t is right. This is almost like doing nothing, but in an expensive way.
Please, everyone SEND ME MONEY so that I can save the planet.
Not million years old!
What is ligaments
... I don't care how maney trees you plant you will never fix the problem ... plant your 20 million trees I will burn them down ... good luck you hippy clowns ..
Could the high sulphur content in coal not be an indication of a period of increased h2so4 in the atmosphere?
The earth wasn’t made billions of years ago :/
It was created 7k or 8k years ago
God made the world :D
This is like saying all human experience is happening at the same time...
The coal from the mega trees that were cut down by the fallen angels centuries ago, That's a fact....
Assuming you're CO2 emissions are of average American you would have to plant at least 2 trees per day every single day, through your entire life to just barely get the CO² from the atmosphere into the trees produced by a single person in their life. Assuming also all those trees will survive and don't get destroyed by fires, diseases etc. The scale of the problem is way bigger than people realize.
I had a friend who used to make coal, he was a real Fun Guy(fungi)
:)
The thumbnail look like a black truffle video
All coal was made at the same time after the great flood 5000 years ago.
I'm taking a geology class right now, and I recently wrote a paper about biological sedimentary rocks like coal. It's so interesting to have a material that's not quite rock and not quite organism. You can burn it, you can't burn rocks.
This video was so good and interesting, I'm actually gonna go and plant a tree because of it.
Amazing content, Steve.
million years later, when human disappeared from earth for a long time, next genaration of civilazition discover a thick layer of plastic all over the world, they name it [coal].
Great video until "climate change is a real problem" and we should "reduce the amount of CO2 we produce." That's not science. For all we know climate change is a good thing and the increase of CO2 is helping plants grow faster and making the Earth greener. But hey, don't want to become unpopular. So ignore this comment.
Because of the great flood, probably.


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Coal is extracted from the ground by coal mining, either underground by shaft mining, or at ground level by open pit mining extraction.

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Coal is primarily used as a solid fuel to produce electricity and heat through combustion. World coal consumption was about 7.25 billion tonnes in 2010 The price of coal increased from around $30.00 per short ton in 2000 to around $150.00 per short ton as of September 2008. In early 2015, it was trading near $56/ton.