Coal coloring book teaches kids all about dirty energy

Submitted by Charles Frost on Wed, 04/07/2010 - 21:51.

The coal-industry group Families Organized to Represent the Coal Economy, which doesn’t actually allow families to join, has a wonderfully crappy coloring book for children. Let’s have a look!

Plot, character development, and drawings that kids would actually want to color don’t seem to be priorities for "Eyes for Frosty." At least it picks a relevant topic in snowmen—they won’t be around for long if the coal industry succeeds in stomping all over climate change legislation. And kids will be stuck with the consequences of our fossil-fuel pollution, so it sort of makes sense to at least leave them with a coloring book.

 

Eyes for frostyAll Images: Families Organized to Represent the Coal Economy

It should be clear already: the artist’s heart just isn’t in this.

Eyes for frosty

Meet Power Rock and his sidekick Spurt.

[Skipping boring stuff about prehistoric sediment]

Eyes for frosty

But where did the mountaintops go?

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Spurt finally gets some screen time.

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Power Rock’s eyes get more evil-looking in each frame.

Eyes for frosty

Wait, they can fly? Come back Power Rock! Come back Spurt!

Now go check out some real climate art.

Update: Alert reader SOLARKISMET informs us the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity runs an annual Coal Calendar Art & Essay Contest for middle schoolers. It's sad, but these student artists show more talent than the "Eyes for Frosty" creator. Why, Illinois, why?

From: http://www.grist.org/article/2009-08-19-coal-coloring-book-teaches-kids-about-dirty-energy/

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William,

The book should be color by number.  #1 is black, and #2 is green.  Black for the coal...duh!!! And green for all the money consumers save on all consumed products made by electricity generated by coal.  I think it's about 51% of electric generation comes from low cost coal as the fuel source.  Green would also be used for the environment, since clean coal technology and modern emmissions control technology cuts emmissions from coal by more than 90%. 

Your pal,

D-

And every time anyone tries to justify burning coal

And every time anyone tries to justify burning coal in my neighborhood, I will point out exactly what global corporations and organizations do source-point pollute my neighborhood to make certain it is found on Google as much as possible, until they stop burning coal in my neighborhood.

So people who like burning coal in my neighborhood should stop posting about how great coal is, because it is not, and all this does is disgrace those who burn coal in my neighborhood, which includes the very expensive Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals (where my mother and father and wife are affiliated), all University Circle institutions, under the leadership of Chris Ronayne, affiliated with the Green City Blue Lake Institute, all of which clearly believe it is good to burn coal to pollute my kids to save a few bucks for a few 1,000 college kids a year.

Hi Google!

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