Episode cover of Days of Coal in Calgary, Canada

Days of Coal in Calgary, Canada

The Carbon Watchdog Podcast

  • 11/23/2020
  • 1 h 12 min

About this Episode

Hugh Archibald White was born and brought up in Calgary, Canada in the 1940s and 50s. He gave me a run-down on their almost universal dependence on coal, illustrated with some great anecdotes about his grandfather, a coal and gas merchant, including: - the vastness of Canada’s natural resources - the railways and development - low prices and infinite availability of fossil fuels - Canadian winters, minus 20°C for half the year - why you didn’t insulate your house Sorry for my sound quality – I used the wrong mic – doh! But Hugh’s quality is good.