sun, earth, energy, climate change

fossil solar energy

fossil solar energy #1 (plant skeletons), 2015

field view size: 0.12 x 0.18 in

print: 46.1 x 69.1 in / 23 x 34,6 in

plant fossil skeletons

Sun’s light , Earth planet

photosynthesis

inheritance of the Earth

fossil life , fossil energy

fossil fuel , thermal energy

coal , carbon

Carboniferous vegetation

clean coal technology

non renewable energy

non ecological energy

greenhouse gases

air pollution

acid rain

carbon dioxide emissions

global dimming

global warming

thermodynamics

carbochemistry

chemical engineering

earth sciences , geology

soil science , coal mining

fossil-fuel power station

thermal power station

pneumoconiosis

fossil solar energy #2 (gray landscape), 2015

field view size: 0.12 x 0.18 in

print: 46.1 x 69.1 in / 23 x 34,6 in

Sun’s light , Earth planet

photosynthesis

inheritance of the Earth

fossil life , fossil energy

fossil fuel , thermal energy

coal

carbon

Carboniferous vegetation

clean coal technology

non renewable energy

non ecological energy

greenhouse gases

air pollution

acid rain

carbon dioxide emissions

global dimming

global warming

thermodynamics

carbochemistry

chemical engineering

earth sciences , geology

soil science , coal mining

fossil-fuel power station

thermal power station

pneumoconiosis

fossil solar energy #3 (fossil life 1), 2015

field view size: 0.059 x 0.088 in

print: 46.1 x 69.1 in / 23 x 34,6 in

spores , energy , survival

Sun’s light , Earth planet

photosynthesis

inheritance of the Earth

fossil life , fossil energy

fossil fuel , thermal energy

coal , carbon

Carboniferous vegetation

clean coal technology

non renewable energy

non ecological energy

greenhouse gases

air pollution

acid rain

carbon dioxide emissions

global dimming

global warming

thermodynamics

carbochemistry

chemical engineering

earth sciences , geology

soil science , coal mining

fossil-fuel power station

thermal power station

pneumoconiosis

fossil solar energy #4 (fossil life 2), 2015

field view size: 0.059 x 0.088 in

print: 46.1 x 69.1 in / 23 x 34,6 in

spores , energy , survival

Sun’s light , Earth planet

photosynthesis

inheritance of the Earth

fossil life , fossil energy

fossil fuel , thermal energy

coal , carbon

Carboniferous vegetation

clean coal technology

non renewable energy

non ecological energy

greenhouse gases

air pollution

acid rain

carbon dioxide emissions

global dimming

global warming

thermodynamics

carbochemistry

chemical engineering

earth sciences , geology

soil science , coal mining

fossil-fuel power station

thermal power station

pneumoconiosis

fossil solar energy #5 (fossil life 3), 2015

field view size: 0.059 x 0.088 in

print: 46.1 x 69.1 in / 23 x 34,6 in

spore , energy , survival

Sun’s light , Earth planet

photosynthesis

inheritance of the Earth

fossil life , fossil energy

fossil fuel , thermal energy

coal , carbon

Carboniferous vegetation

clean coal technology

non renewable energy

non ecological energy

greenhouse gases

air pollution

acid rain

carbon dioxide emissions

global dimming

global warming

thermodynamics

carbochemistry

chemical engineering

earth sciences , geology

soil science , coal mining

fossil-fuel power station

thermal power station

pneumoconiosis

fossil solar energy #6 (fossil life 4), 2015

field view size: 0.059 x 0.088 in

print: 46.1 x 69.1 in / 23 x 34,6 in

spore , energy , survival

Sun’s light , Earth planet

photosynthesis

inheritance of the Earth

fossil life , fossil energy

fossil fuel , thermal energy

coal , carbon

Carboniferous vegetation

clean coal technology

non renewable energy

non ecological energy

greenhouse gases

air pollution

acid rain

carbon dioxide emissions

global dimming

global warming

thermodynamics

carbochemistry

chemical engineering

earth sciences , geology

soil science , coal mining

fossil-fuel power station

thermal power station

pneumoconiosis

fossil solar energy #7 (orange landscape 1), 2015

field view size: 0.059 x 0.088 in

print: 46.1 x 69.1 in / 23 x 34,6 in

bubbles of fire

Sun’s light , Earth planet

photosynthesis

inheritance of the Earth

fossil life , fossil energy

fossil fuel , thermal energy

coal , carbon

Carboniferous vegetation

clean coal technology

non renewable energy

non ecological energy

greenhouse gases

air pollution

acid rain

carbon dioxide emissions

global dimming

global warming

thermodynamics

carbochemistry

chemical engineering

earth sciences , geology

soil science , coal mining

fossil-fuel power station

thermal power station

pneumoconiosis

fossil solar energy #8 (orange landscape 2), 2015

field view size: 0.059 x 0.088 in

print: 46.1 x 69.1 in / 23 x 34,6 in

Sun’s light , Earth planet

photosynthesis

inheritance of the Earth

fossil life , fossil energy

fossil fuel , thermal energy

coal

carbon

Carboniferous vegetation

clean coal technology

non renewable energy

non ecological energy

greenhouse gases

air pollution

acid rain

carbon dioxide emissions

global dimming

global warming

thermodynamics

carbochemistry

chemical engineering

earth sciences , geology

soil science , coal mining

fossil-fuel power station

thermal power station

pneumoconiosis

fossil solar energy #9 (fossil fire), 2015

field view size: 0.059 x 0.088 in

print: 46.1 x 69.1 in / 23 x 34,6 in

fossil fire

Sun’s light , Earth planet

photosynthesis

inheritance of the Earth

fossil life , fossil energy

fossil fuel , thermal energy

coal , carbon

Carboniferous vegetation

clean coal technology

non renewable energy

non ecological energy

greenhouse gases

air pollution

acid rain

carbon dioxide emissions

global dimming

global warming

thermodynamics

carbochemistry

chemical engineering

earth sciences , geology

soil science , coal mining

fossil-fuel power station

thermal power station

pneumoconiosis

fossil solar energy

Sun, energy, and life: a history carved in rock.

 

Coal is our main source of electrical energy, and also the most polluting. It is a legacy of ancient Earth, which had some of its pages written in black coal seams. These remnants of the past still store the energy that plants captured from the Sun 200 million years ago, converted into chemical energy, and kept safe until today.

A heirloom of energy, generously bequeathed by Earth. Very often we have been ungrateful, and have simply pulled it out of the ground to burn, without a second look at the medium- and long-term consequences for the

health of the environment.

 

On a positive note, in the last few years humans are developing technologies to obtain more clean energy out of coal and mitigate its environmental effect.

A history of Sun, energy, and life dating back to the remote past of our planet and located in tiny corners of the microcosm, now depicted in these images. Minuscule traces in the black rock tell about extinct plant species, buried among the rich treasures of the energy of sunlight, the vital energy of photons.

 

 

Antonio Romero

Sun’s light,

Earth planet,

photosynthesis,

inheritance of the Earth,

fossil life,

fossil energy,

fossil fuel,

thermal energy,

coal,

carbon,

Carboniferous vegetation,

clean coal technology,

non renewable energy,

non ecological energy,

greenhouse gases,

air pollution,

acid rain,

carbon dioxide emissions,

global dimming,

global warming,

thermodynamics,

carbochemistry,

chemical engineering,

earth sciences,

geology,

soil science,

coal mining,

fossil-fuel power station,

thermal power station,

pneumoconiosis

The caption of each work are displayed on the pdf (sun_earth_energy_climate_change_a_romero_2017.pdf) of this project. Please email me for further information.