Elk Valley Coal
Elk valley coal is located in the British Columbia area, and is on track to keep going for another 47 years in its current state of production. This is mentioned on the site as if this is a good positive thing, but the thing is, what they are saying is that they estimate that the mine will essentially be completely tapped out in 47 years. This means that after 47 years, good luck trying to find coal again if you live in British Columbia. And I sure do hope that that this prediction also counts for growth. It seems to not take growth into account. Not growth of the mines of course. Coal is not a renewable energy, but growth of the work force and growth of the population density. With new people being born every day and new people entering the work force every day, there will be new people demanding coal based electricity in a few years and new people mining that coal to make it come out faster and at that rate it’s very possible that Elk Valley Coal is going to be closed down sooner than we think, maybe even in the next 30 or even 20 years. What does this mean for us? Absolutely nothing right now. Elk Valley Coal is not going to be the be all end all of the world once they run out of reserves, and it is pretty much guaranteed that they might discover that their deposit extends a bit further than they thought it did, which means even more opportunities for growth. Yet this success is only momentary. After 47 years, give or take, this mine, and one of the biggest natural deposits we know of, of coal, will be lost. Well, not lost, but used up which is worse.
Once this is gone this only ensures that the others are soon to go as well. You may yawn thinking about preserving the earth for future generations, but if you are in your forties or younger while reading this, chances are that this catastrophe will be happening in our lifetimes, and if not during our lifetimes entirely, then the coal shortage will occur just a little bit after we are dead meaning those most immediately close to use will be affected. Think twice about the coal that you use, it all has repercussions, and at this rate, all our electricity is sure to be gone in just outside of 50 years and there’s nothing we can do about it except to cease speedy consumption.
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