Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson in Cosmos: “As these ancient forests grew and died […] their remains transformed into coal. 300M years later, we humans are burning that coal to power – and imperil – our civilization.” [Fact Checking]
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“As these ancient forests grew and died and sank beneath the surface, their remains transformed into coal. Three hundred million years later, we humans are burning that coal to power — and imperil — our civilization.” — Dr. Neil Degrasse Tyson.
Credit: “Standing Up in the Milky Way,” first episode of the new “Cosmos” television series. The quote is at 34:18.