photo of cute as pie coal by ittybittiesforyou
This wonderful coloring book below is written by the West Virginia Coal Association. It’s geared toward teaching our coloring book aged children about the beauty and splendor of coal with puppy dogs and happy trees! Solar Fred kids, but not about this.
My favorite page is page 15, where it shows how lumps of Coal are given a scrubbing before being burned. That “takes out most of the harmful gasses.” Scrub, scrub, scrub!
Wow! And all those trees and former mountain tops and water drops are so thankful and happy! Oh, the joys of coal. Why limit this to a coloring book? We should take our kids on a coal field trip!
In fact, if you’re a teacher or a parent, please, please, please take your kids to a coal fired power plant. Then after you take a shower and a few breaths from an oxygen tank or asthma inhaler, take those same kids to a solar farm or show them solar on somebody’s roof. Then ask those kids which kind of power is better and which kind of energy they’d rather have when they grow up. I’m thinking that parents would not allow their kids to go to a coal power plant. But I’ll bet there wouldn’t be any problem going to clean, quiet, solar PV farm.
Could some creative graphic artist please make a satire of this Coal coloring book? Please send the result to us, and we’ll post and pump the hell out of it.
Last modified: November 5, 2009