Coal in the making: this small area of the forest is permanently wet, acting as a pool for several tiny streams and springs, before they overflow to join the larger brook that drains the valley. Fallen trees will eventually be preserved in oxygen-deprived mud and lie to await the geological millennia it will take for them to be buried and formed into coal or oil. I wonder if, in those far distant days, humanity, or whatever lifeform follows our probable demise due to our appalling treatment of the environment, will have learned the lessons we have ignored for decades. Or will they decide such fuel is a rich source of wealth for those who discover it, and thus begin another cycle of self-destruction?
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